Atari games bring in big bucks for NM city


ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – The Atari Games keep bringing in big bucks for the City of Alamogordo. Officials said they are now up to $56,000 and they still have 500 games to sell. They say they’ll wait until all of them are sold to decide what to do with the money.

The games were dug up from the Alamogordo landfill last year after being buried since the 1980s. They’ve been selling on Ebay for hundreds of dollars each to people all over the world.

Organizers have even created a map of where they’re going, many are going to Sweden. And here in the U.S. most have gone to Florida followed by California. Many of those games have been purchased then donated to museums. One is even at the Smithsonian. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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