The Atari Super Pong 

Dedicated Console


Immediately after completing his work designing the Home Pong chip, Harold Lee began work on Super Pong.  He added in two new games of his own design into the new console.  As for Atari's sales of their Home Pong console, they were phenomenal to put it mildly. So Atari would continue to cash in of the PONG franchise by releasing yet another home version of one of its arcade game assets.  Now home players could select for 4 different variations of Pong games to delight and entertain them for countless hours.  Meanwhile numerous knock-off Pong-type consoles were hitting the market.     However, because of Atari's now well known presence in the Coin-op market, its name recognition helped it stand out. Also Atari's unusual Pedestal design helped Atari (and Sears who's Telegames version of Pong, Super Pong and numerous other Sears Branded Atari products) stood out in the Sears Retail Stores as well as other stores who were now carrying Atari products.   When compared to the plethora of bland and boxy "Me-Too" consoles by so many other companies, the Atari "PONG" line of consoles simply stood out.   Atari's consoles had eye catching rainbow colors and a deep and ear catching "PONG" sound from their built in speaker to draw customers right to them. Most other consoles were still far behind playing catch up with Black & White displays, flimsy controllers and some even without sound.