Many have blamed Jack Tramiel for the failure of the Atari 7800, claiming that after he bought Atari's consumer division from Warner Communications, he wanted nothing to do with video games and intended to reinvent Atari as a home computer company. The only reason he was said to have released the Atari 7800 was that he saw the success of the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Contributed By: HyperIria
In reality, the Atari 7800 was put on hold due to pricing conflicts with Tramiel and Warner Communications as well as a conflict over unpaid royalties to General Computer Corporation for developing the console. These conflicts ended up being quickly settled out of court in 1986 in order to release the Atari 7800 then.
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