The home version of Asteroids leads to record sales, solidifying Atari’s position in the gaming industry

The incredible success of Asteroids paved the way for Atari to become the fastest growing company in American history. 

This period also saw Atari becoming the first to hire third-party developers, including the “Gang of Four” that had recently left the company, allowing non-employees to create games for the Atari 2600 platform.