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Atari VCS preorder Date Announced
« on: May 01, 2018, 11:46:49 PM »
In breaking news, the Atari VCS console has some hard dates set that are of interest...

  • May 24th, 2018 - This is the day that Atari will stop accepting new emails in the "Insider" email alerts program. I recommend signing up for this since there will be added specials included in this email in regards to the Atari VCS console.
  • May 30th, 2018 - The pre-orders for the Atari VCS console will start at this date. The pre-order pricing starts at $199 for the Onyx edition of the console, and the limited edition wood grain model will also be available at this time. Also, on this date, the final product specifications will be listed.
    Update: The actual start time for Preorders is at 6AM Pacific Time, 9 AM Eastern Time on May 30th, 2018.
  • Spring 2019 - Atari VCS consoles will start shipping. My guess is that the company is expecting large orders.


On other notes, Some of the final features are mentioned in the press releases which are as follows...
  • Radeon Graphics included that support 4K resolution, HDR and 60 FPS.
  • Onboard and expandable storage options - I'm guessing the internal storage may be upgradeable.
  • Dual band Wifi - This does not say specifics, but I believe the ultimate result is this will support 802.11n in 2.4ghz and 5ghz  frequencies.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 - This is a major feature to have since this is also found on new cell phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple iPhone 8, and Apple iPhone X.


Source: Atari

Edit: May 29, 2018 - Added Pre-order start time.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2018, 07:59:23 PM by Dandel »

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Re: Atari VCS preorder Date Announced
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 09:52:01 PM »
It sounds like it's going to be an interesting piece of hardware. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product specs on it. Open gaming platforms keep getting tried by various people for a reason, I'm hoping Atari makes it successful here. :)
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Re: Atari VCS preorder Date Announced
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 08:00:46 PM »
Just a small update, I added the start time of the actual preorders to the main post. The preorders are scheduled to start a 9AM Eastern, 6AM  Pacific Time on May 30th, 2018.

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Re: Atari VCS preorder Date Announced
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 08:52:21 PM »
Ripoff :)
Don't be surprised when it quickly gets abandoned due to poor sales!

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Re: Atari VCS preorder Date Announced
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2018, 09:45:43 PM »
Just a small update, I added the start time of the actual preorders to the main post. The preorders are scheduled to start a 9AM Eastern, 6AM  Pacific Time on May 30th, 2018.

Cool, it starts tomorrow. :)

They'll face an uphill battle especially with such a long time before they start shipping it, but I'm hopeful for them. Open systems can bring about change if they're done right (even if the system itself fails it can be learned from). We won't know for sure how it'll turn out until it finally starts shipping, but I'm hoping for any kind of shakeup in the console world. That and I want to see Atari make a comeback.
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Re: Atari VCS preorder Date Announced
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2018, 11:08:57 PM »
Ripoff :)
Don't be surprised when it quickly gets abandoned due to poor sales!

Even if the console gets abandoned, there is still a lot of hope for the console since the main operating system is linux. This means that the core hardware of the console can be easily adapted to run other software while retaining nearly all the hardware features ( Granted, some software features will be lost until implemented )

Just a small update, I added the start time of the actual preorders to the main post. The preorders are scheduled to start a 9AM Eastern, 6AM  Pacific Time on May 30th, 2018.

Cool, it starts tomorrow. :)

They'll face an uphill battle especially with such a long time before they start shipping it, but I'm hopeful for them. Open systems can bring about change if they're done right (even if the system itself fails it can be learned from). We won't know for sure how it'll turn out until it finally starts shipping, but I'm hoping for any kind of shakeup in the console world. That and I want to see Atari make a comeback.

I plan on making a follow up post once more details are known, and The console may ship earlier... I just saw the initial estimates as 2019.

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