Atari VCS Presales Begin May 30 on Indiegogo With Exclusive Collector's Edition

Are you going to take the plunge with one of these bad boys?


About a year after we first caught wind of the "Ataribox," the Atari VCS is finally coming to fruition as the system is available for preorder starting May 30 via Indiegogo. You'll be able to choose from two different versions of the system if you decide to bite: the limited-time Collector's Edition with the kitschy faux wood paneling, and the $200 Onyx Edition, which is a lot more svelte-looking, matching up with your newer consoles instead of going the retro route. It's not been confirmed whether or not you get a controller, weirdly enough, since other packages state that they come with a "Modern Controller" and "Classic Joystick," so hopefully that won't be the case.

Atari has teamed up with AMD for the VCS processor, using Radeon Graphics Technology. The platform will also support HDR, 4K resolution, 60fps content, onboard and expandable storage, dual-band WiFi and Bluetooh 5.0, as well as USB 3.0 support. It's leaps and bounds ahead of the Atari machines you may remember, but what can you do with the power it's touting? We're not really sure just yet.

There isn't a lot of information floating around as to what you'll be able to do with the VCS when you get it in your hands. While we know it's getting a 100+ game collection of classic Atari titles in the form of the Atari Vault, we're still not sure what the "popular modern titles" it'll supposedly be able to support will be, or what that actually means. The consoles will begin shipping out this spring, however, so if you want to make one years, make sure you reserve one and preorder today so you can add it to your console collection.

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