Atari Jaguar

Atari Jaguar

Originally released in North America in November 1993 by Atari Corporation, the Jaguar was Ataris sixth console, which was controversially marketed as the worlds first 64-bit games console.

How it’s intended place in the market appeared, was to compete with existing contemporary 16-bit machines such as Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System, whist at the same time, being a direct competitor to the 3DO Interactive (a 32 bit machine), also launched in 1993.

The development of the Jaguar initially started in the early 1990s and ended up being released ahead of schedule, meaning that Ataris other console they had planned, which also started development alongside the Jaguar, called the Panther, which would be designed to compete with the Genesis and Super NES, however, this project was cancelled due to the early release of the Jaguar.

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