in the boxes
Atari boxes, in addition to excellent graphic arts and games that marked the epoch, carry with them precious information to be mined. In this topic, see where to get the information.
PSN (Part Serial Number)
Information available on the small opening tabs of the box, usually along with the revision number. Indicates the series it belongs to and the game it contains in the box.
Information available on the small opening tabs of the box, usually along with the PSN number. Indicates the revision number, a box can have more than one revision in the same series.
Company responsible for printing the box, this information is usually found on the small lower side flaps and along with the date of printing.
Date of Printing
Represented by an image in the shape of a clock, it contains information of registration of the date of printing of the box, they are usually found in the small side flaps at the bottom along with the printing press.
Found on the back of the box, located at the bottom, brings together the country of manufacture among other copyright information, it is also a source of information for identifying the period of the Atari industry (Inc. or Corp.).
Box opening format
There are many formats for opening boxes developed by industries. At Atari we basically have 4 formats of box openings, learn how to recognize each one: