Justin Baker, VGTODAY writes:
"Atari’s history could put most rock stars to shame: rises, falls, bankruptcies, court cases, and even an urban myth about stolen treasure. The early eighties weren’t kind to the video game industry, and Atari was in a tight spot when the market took a dive in 1984. Atari games were everywhere, and the market was totally saturated; even Quaker Oats had a game sitting on store shelves. This quality control mistake is what most people largely attribute the crash to, and it was a mistake that Nintendo was going to be sure they didn’t repeat with the North American release of the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985."