Atari Lynx II

Predecessor: Lynx
Successor: -
Release Date: 30/6/1991
Discontinued Date: 31/12/1994
Additional Sizes: -
Display Palette: 4096 Colors
Initial Price: US$99.00
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Atari Lynx II is a console that came after Atari Lynx and released in July of 1991. With a slightly improved hardware, improved battery (from 3-4 hours to 4-5 hours) and an improved design, Lynx II launching was an attempt of Atari to compete with Game boy's significant difference in sales. The cost dropped to $99 and the sales improved but Game boy still dominated the market. In Lynx II Atari added also rubber hand grips, improved the LCD screen adding a power saving option which turns off the back light and changed the headphone jack (from monaural to stereo). Lynx and Lynx II sold almost 3 million units but Atari didn't manage to stop the success of Nintendo's Game Boy.