Atari VCS Onyx And Collector's Edition Pre-order Prices Start At $199

Posted: May 30 2018, 2:17am CDT | by , Updated: May 30 2018, 8:21am CDT, in Technology News


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Atari VCS Onyx and Collector's Edition Pre-order Prices start at $199

The new retro console from Atari comes in two versions.

The Atari VCS console will be up for pre-order today, May 30 at 9am ET. Atari revealed that there will be two Atari VCS versions available for pre-order. The Atari VCS Onyx is $199 for subscribers of the Atari VCS email list. This price is a 33% lower then the regular price.

The Atari VCS Collector's Edition with the wood front panel is priced at $299, exclusively available on Indiegogo. The Atari VCS Collector's Edition comes with a with a free Classic Joystick, making it the most desirable version of the Atari VCS.

Atari is selling the Atari VCS via an Indigogo crowdfunding campaign. The Atari VCS retro consoles are supposed to ship not this year, but somewhen in 2019.

Update: The Atari VCS pre-order is live, but Indiegogo's site is failing and folding under the load. After many page reloads I managed to place an order for the Atari VCS Collector's Edition.

What we know so far is that the Atari VCS runs on a custom AMD CPU and will be open. This means that you will be able to run other games than the ones Atari decides to bundle with the Atari VCS. You will be able to play Atari 2600 games as well as PC games on the console's open Linux OS platform.

The communicated price-range of the Atari VCS is between $250 and $300. There is quite the excitement about the very stylish new Atari VCS console. It will be interesting to see if Atari fans put their money where their mouth is on Wednesday on Indigogo.

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