Nolan Bushnell, this guy is a joke with all the bad games that where out at the time he let the atair 2600 fail.
Would those be the same bad games Atari (unsuccessfully: see Atari v. Activision) tried to restrict from ever appearing on said 2600?
Of course, that's largely irrelevant re: Bushnell, as he left Atari in 1978...
The fact that Nintendo just announced first-week sales as being 25% higher than the Wii's makes me lol at this guy.
They've announced that the Wii U's first week of sales is 400k...and that the Wii's sales on that same contemporaneous week (i.e. in its sixth year) is 300k.
Wii's launch week was 600k.
Let's see if Wii U will surpass Atari 5200 sales and this guy pongs.
Comparing the available markets, I'd be disgusted if they didn't.
Worth noting: Bushnell had nothing to do with the 5200, as that was developed several years after he left Atari.
Also worth noting: the Atari 2600 (which he is primarily, and recklessly, behind the creation of) was basically the Wii of its day.
Not to knock Bushnell but he said something almost exactly the same about the Wii
If true, this would be a valid point.