Atari VCS Units: After nearly two years of repeated delay, Atari’s VCS Consoles are finally ready. The crowdfunding project was announced and started in 2018. However, the consoles were marred by delays owing to a few glitches and technical difficulties. But it looks like the first Atari VCS consoles could be ready to use by mid-June 2020. The team behind the consoles has revealed that it will be shipping out 500 consoles by June 2020.
Atari VCS Consoles
This retro-inspired machine has a ribbed design and comes in black and red. The Atari 2600, originally branded as the Atari Video Computer System or Atari VCS for short until November 1982, is a home video game console from Atari, Inc. However, the all-new console is a modern version of the previous VCS and is all set to launch in 2020.
The new console will have wooden design contributing to the look of the original design in 1977. Although, the original Atari company went bankrupt in 2013 now another company has the Atari name. This Atari machine will play classic games but also several modern games. The new machine has modern internal specs, 4 USB ports, 1 HDMI Port, SD Card slot, and even an ethernet slot. It’ll offer apps and access to streaming, social, web browsing, music listening, and more, including services such as Netflix and Spotify.
The production team behind the console has confirmed that the first 500 (or so) Atari VCS should leave the factory by mid-June. However, pre-orders have already started at stores such as Walmart, Gamestop, and the Atari VCS webpage.
- CPU: AMD Raven Bridge 2
- GPU: Ryzen
- RAM: 4 GB DDR4 (400 System), 8GB DDR4 (800 System)
- Storage: 32 GB eMMC with support for external HDD
- Connections: HDMI 2.0, 2.4/5 GHz, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet
- HDCP: HDCP 2.2 Compliant
- OS: Linux Operating System Based On Ubuntu ( Linux Kernel 4.10 )
- Power: Low TDP (Therma Design Power) Architecture
- Weight: 1.4 Kg
- Dimension: 312.42 x 149.86 x 50.8mm
In addition to the above specs, Pocket-Lint has confirmed that the console will support 4K resolutions, HDR, and 60fps gameplay. But as per the recent revelations, they will available for the 800 system model only. The 400 system model will have a 1080p resolution.
- Atari VCS 400 model (Launch Price): $249.99 excluding the classic joystick and modern controller. They will cost $49.99 and $59.99 respectively
- Atari VCS 800 Model ( Launch Price ): $389.99 inclusive of the classic joystick and the modern controller.