© 2022 All Rights reserved WUSF
News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

An original prototype of the 'Pong' video game system sells at auction

A MARTINEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martinez.

"Pong" was one of the first arcade games in the 1970s, which eventually spawned Atari's "Home Pong." An original prototype of the video game system was auctioned off for more than $270,000. The creator said, when moving into the home market, they needed to make sure it was sold at a price people could afford, which back then was 55 bucks. And my family set up ours on our ping pong table, which I always found ironic.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.