[stella] costs

Subject: [stella] costs
From: Glenn Saunders <krishna@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 22:02:15 -0700 (PDT)
On Sat, 13 Sep 1997 Fxites@xxxxxxx wrote:
> Thanks for the info. I really ought to do some more historical reading and
> figure out how much they went for on the first day. I'm curious what kind of
> demand there was... didn't the 2600 kind of flop until Atari put out a few
> cart versions of their popualr coin-ops?

I don't think any other console was doing huge business before the 2600
took off in 1980, so there is no way you can call it a flop in comparison. 

It was Warner money (like Microsoft money in WebTV) which bought the 2600
the time it needed for the market to mature and it surely paid off in the

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