The long-awaited Atari VCS retro console is up for preorder beginning at the moment from GameStop, Walmart, and the corporate instantly. It’s nonetheless months away from transport, thoughts you: Indiegogo backers are scheduled to get it first starting in December. Retailers received’t be transport out their models till March 2020 — assuming this timing truly sticks, that’s. Atari’s Indiegogo marketing campaign raised over $three million.

The Atari VCS is an oddball machine with retro styling and highly effective guts inside. It options an AMD processor and is able to 4K gaming with assist for HDR and 60 fps body charge, in accordance with the corporate.

It will likely be provided in a number of totally different configurations:

  • Atari VCS 800 “All In”: $389 (contains joystick and controller)
  • Atari VCS 800: $279.99 (8GB RAM)
  • Atari VCS 400: $249.99 (4GB RAM)
  • Atari Basic Joystick: $49.99
  • Atari Fashionable Controller: $59.99

And to complicate issues additional, every reseller might be providing the Atari VCS “All In” version in a unique colour. Should you purchase from Atari instantly, you’ll be able to select the black walnut design that’s most carefully matched to the Atari 2600. (That’s the one within the lead picture above.) Walmart is getting a “Kevlar gold” model. And GameStop will solely carry all-black “onyx” {hardware}.

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The Atari VCS retro console can now be preordered from GameStop and Walmart 1

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Atari has mentioned the console, which prices an excellent bit greater than comparable nostalgia grabs just like the NES / SNES Basic and PlayStation Basic, will ship with an Atari Vault software program compilation of over 100 basic video games. “Switching to the distinctive Atari Sandbox Mode unlocks an open and expandable multimedia PC for freedom and flexibility you’ll be able to’t get with another dwelling recreation system,” the corporate claims. Sandbox Mode will let customers boot into different working programs on an exterior drive.

The Atari VCS retro console can now be preordered from GameStop and Walmart 2

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The Atari VCS might be showcased to press this week throughout E3, in accordance with the corporate. I’d in all probability await firsthand impressions and extra proof that this factor is definitely getting out the door earlier than placing in your preorder, however within the meantime, Atari is chronicling the VCS’s improvement on Medium.

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