Atari presents the new Atari VCS console on the E3 stage


  • Home gaming and entertainment system
  • From Indiegogo to mass production

Atarione of the most famous and iconic historic brands in the gaming scene, presented on stage from E3 his new console: Atari VCS. Also revealed the features and versions available for pre-order in the United States.

Home gaming and entertainment system

The pre-sale of the new Atari console officially began in UNITED STATESin configurations exclusive to Stopping the game, Walmart And AtariVCS.comwith deliveries scheduled for March 2020.

When it comes to specifications and pricing – at least for the US market – we start from $249.99 for the base model, called VCS 400 Onyx and equipped with 4GB Since RAM. Price up to $389.99 for the top model of 8 GB of RAMappointed VCS 800, which also includes the Classic joystick and the Modern controller.

These are also available separately, priced at $49.99 and $59.99, respectively.

“Atari is committed to its fans to make VCS the best and most versatile gaming and home entertainment platform.  » He stated Frédéric Chesnais, CEO of Atari.“After several months of work and product refinement, coupled with strong initial support on Indiegogo, we are excited to announce the final configurations of VCS. »

From Indiegogo to mass production

After the success of the Indiegogo campaign, Atari managed to make VCS available for pre-order with notable partnerships. THE lenders Indiegogo campaign originals will receive the console starting with December 2019completing a campaign that began in May 2018. Campaign that brought in over $2 million in funding in the first week, and $3 million in the first thirty days.

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Atari VCS was designed with the idea of to commute experience television entertainment. The power of VCS hardware, as well as the possibilities at the software level, will be presented by Atari during E3.

Users will be able to play classic Atari, but also completely new games. There is no shortage of smart features and support for various types of apps. Under the hood of VCS we find a AMD Ryzen processor with Radeon graphics cardwhich will also allow content streaming 4K HDR.

The function is also very interesting Atari sandbox mode, which will allow you to transform VCS into a real PC.

Over the months, Atari will release new information on available games and more details on VCS features and functionality, via a VCS Project Development Blog. More information available on the official Atari website.