🚚 Free Shipping On All Orders 🚚

Atari controllerpatent print, atari poster shown in the style vintage
Atari controllerpatent print, atari poster shown in the style chalkboard
Atari controllerpatent print, atari poster shown in the style blueprint
Atari controllerpatent print, atari poster shown in the style white
Atari CX40 Joystick

Atari CX40 Joystick

Regular price $13.95 Sale

Patent - Atari CX40 Joystick

Inventors - Kevin P. McKinsey, Gerald R. Aamoth

Published - March 25th, 1980

Our Patent prints are made using restored high-resolution scans of 10000's of patents covering a range of technologies, sports, music, gaming & more. Our posters make the perfect personal addition to any home or office, they even make great custom gifts for friends & loved ones. Using 4 unique styles; vintage, chalkboard, blueprint & white our prints look amazing on any wall! Printed on high-quality 180gsm matt paper using archival quality inks our artwork looks amazing wherever they are displayed!

The Atari CX40 joystick was the first widely used cross-platform game controller. The original CX10 appeared on the Atari 2600 in 1977, and was considered such a great advance over other controllers that it became the primary input device for most games on the platform. The CX10 was replaced after a year by the much simpler and less expensive CX40. The addition of the Atari joystick port to other platforms cemented its popularity, and millions of CX40's were produced and used on almost every game console and home computer of the era.

The CX40 was so popular during its run that it became as iconic to Atari as the company's "Fuji" logo; it remains a common staple in video game iconography to this day, and is commonly referred to as the symbol of 1980s video game system design. The CX40 has been called "the pinnacle of home entertainment controllers in its day", and remains a staple of industrial design discussions.


Print Quality

    • Printed using Epson HDR Ink-Jet Technology

    • 180 gsm Matt Paper

    • Archival grade inks to ensure maximum quality

Free & Fast worldwide shipping! 3 - 10 Business Days

.spr-badge[data-rating="0.0"] { visibility:hidden; display: none; }