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The Atari Jaguar, released in 1993 in the US and 1994 elsewhere, was the last attempt made by the dying company to keep its hold over video games. It was advertised as the first 64-bit system, though its graphics were 32-bit and its main CPU was 64-bit. Its controller tried to return to the old numeric-keypad style while having the standard D-pad/A/B/C of most gaming systems at the time. It had 2 MB of RAM. Its game library had some hits (Rayman, Tempest 2000) and some misses. But through it all, no one really cared for it, and Atari discontinued it in 1995 and sold itself to Hasbro, who made the system open to homebrew development, which continues to thrive.