Atari VCS Pre-Sales Begin May 30 on Indiegogo

Starting May 30, you'll have a chance to pre-order Atari's first real console in over 25 years: the Atari VCS, which promises to be much more than a simple "retro box." Read on for all the details.

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Years before gamers argued whether it was better to "Play with Power" on the NES or if the Sega Genesis did "what Ninten-don't," a single name ruled the roost when it came to home consoles: Atari. 

The years following the infamous console wars haven't been kind to Atari. Not having released a console in over 25 years (and a series of bankruptcies under its belt during that time), it looks like Atari is finally ready to make its first real foray back into console gaming. Set to release in Spring 2019, the Atari VCS will be available for pre-order only through Indiegogo starting May 30.

Atari fans will be able to choose from either the limited-time, classic wood panel look (called the "Atari VCS Collector's Edition") or a black version called the Onyx.

With hopes to set itself apart from retro machines such as the NES Classic Edition, the Atari VCS will offer the following:

  • 4K resolution, HDR, and 60FPS capabilities
  • Expandable storage solutions
  • Dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB 3.0 support

Additionally, Atari promises to include a "vault" of over 100 classic games, covering the gamut from Centipede to Yars' Revenge (no word yet as to whether the infamous E.T. will resurface)While the $200 price point may seem a tad steep at first glance, it's worth remembering that this is not just a gaming machine -- it's manna for retro gaming enthusiasts, who historically haven't scoffed at throwing down a pretty penny in support of their gaming icons.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more information on the Atari VCS as it develops.


Associate Editor

Platforms Tags retro games
Published Jun. 19th 2018

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