Note: The Atari 7800 was originally intended to come out in the fall of 1984, and a test market launch was planned for the summer. Due to Warner selling the Atari home division to the Tramiel family and the subsequent argument over who owed GCC the money for the system and its games, the machine did not actually launch until 1986. It does not appear that any units or games were sold in 1984; most likely any extant copies with the 1984 branding were stock that went out in 1986.

1986

The Atari 7800 started hitting stores in May 1986, with Pole Position II as a pack-in title.

MAY:

Asteroids – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1986

Centipede – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1986

Dig Dug – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1986

Food Fight – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1986

Joust – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1986

Ms. Pac-Man – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1986

Pole Position II – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1986

Robotron: 2084 – Source: Computer Entertainer, July 1986

 

AUGUST:

Galaga – Source: Computer Entertainer, September 1986

 

NOVEMBER:

Xevious – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1986

 

1987

AUGUST:

Choplifter – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1987

 

OCTOBER:

Karateka – Source: Computer Entertainer, November 1987

One-on-One Basketball – Source: Computer Entertainer, November 1987

 

1988

MARCH:

Ballblazer – Source: Computer Entertainer, November 1987-April 1988

 

AUGUST:

Desert Falcon – Source: Computer Entertainer, September 1988

Summer Games – Source: Computer Entertainer, September 1988

Winter Games – Source: Computer Entertainer, September 1988

 

NOVEMBER: 

Donkey Kong – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1988

Donkey Kong Jr. – Source: Computer Entertainer, December 1988

 

DECEMBER:

F-18 Hornet – Source: Computer Entertainer, January 1989

Hat Trick – Source: Computer Entertainer, January 1989

Impossible Mission – Source: Computer Entertainer, January 1989

Mario Bros. – Source: Computer Entertainer, January 1989

Super Skateboardin’ – Source: Computer Entertainer, January 1989

 

UNKNOWN MONTH:

Tank Command – Source: Atarian, May/June 1989

Water Ski – Source: Atarian, May/June 1989

 

1989

JANUARY:

Tower Toppler – Source: Computer Entertainer, February 1989

 

MARCH:

Realsports Baseball – Source: Computer Entertainer, April 1989

Tomcat: F-14 – Source: Computer Entertainer, April 1989

Touchdown Football – Source: Computer Entertainer, April 1989

 

APRIL:

Crack’ed – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1989

Crossbow – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1989

Dark Chambers – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1989

Fight Night – Source: Computer Entertainer, May 1989

 

MAY:

Ace of Aces – Source: Computer Entertainer, June 1989

Super Huey – Source: Computer Entertainer, June 1989

 

SEPTEMBER:

Jinks – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1989; Atarian, September/October 1989

Xenophobe – Source: Computer Entertainer, October 1989

 

FALL:

Pete Rose Baseball – Source: Computer Entertainer, January-May 1989; Atarian, August 1989; Atarian, September/October 1989

Title Match Pro Wrestling – Source: Computer Entertainer, January-May 1989; Atarian, August 1989; Atarian, September/October 1989

 

NOVEMBER:

Commando – Source: Computer Entertainer, November 1989

Double Dragon – Source: Computer Entertainer, November 1989; Atarian, August 1989; Atarian, September/October 1989; Activision internal release info

Rampage – Source: Computer Entertainer, November 1989; Atarian, May/June 1989; Activision internal release info; Atarian, September/October 1989

 

1990:

UNKNOWN MONTH:

Basketbrawl – Source: Atari 7800 internal sales figures;

Ikari Warriors – Source: Atari 7800 internal sales figures;

Mat Mania Challenge – Source: Atari 7800 internal sales figures; Atarian, September/October 1989

Mean 18 Ultimate Golf – Source: Atari 7800 internal sales figures; Atarian, September/October 1989

Ninja Golf – Source: Atari 7800 internal sales figures; Atarian, September/October 1989

Planet Smashers – Source: Atari 7800 internal sales figures; Atarian, September/October 1989

 

1991

The Atari 7800 was discontinued in the US after the Christmas holiday.

UNKNOWN MONTH:

Alien Brigade – Source:

Barnyard Blaster – Source: 

Fatal Run – Source:

Meltdown – Source: 

Motorpsycho – Source: