Lets start off with the cost for Aussie Gamerz!
THE ATARI VCS CONSOLE WILL COST $699/$849. It’s been announced that Bluemouth Interactive will be bringing the Atari VCS to Australia. For those looking to buy it, it will cost $699 or $849 AUD when it releases in November.
The $699 version includes a 8GB Atari VCS it looks like it won’t come with any controller, The other option is $849 “All-In” bundle includes the Atari VCS Classic Joystick and the Atari VCS Modern Controller. The Joystick and Controller are each available for $109.95. You can pre-order right now at EB Games, JB Hi-Fi, The Gamesmen, Catch.com.au, Atarivcs.com.au
SO what do you get when you purchase the console ?
includes 100 free Atari classic console and arcade games. Access new Atari classic Missile Command: Rechargedand thousands of additional retro games and new games from the Atari VCS store.
STREAMING Watch your favorite streaming videos and entertainment at up to 4K resolution and 60fps on many of your favorite TV/movie services available in the app store.
PC MODE Install your own OS and use the Atari VCS as a mini-PC. Use all your favorite PC game libraries and apps. Compatible with most PC peripherals.
BUILT TO ENTERTAIN Powered by the new AMD Ryzen™ multi-threaded "Zen" processor with Radeon™ Vega 3 graphics.
WIRELESS CONTROL Atari’s Classic Joystick is reborn with integrated paddle/steering, LED lighting, rumble, and a second fire button. The Modern Controller adds familiar flexibility for full-featured gameplay.
CUSTOMIZABLE Upgrade the DDR4 memory, add storage via USB or internal M.2 SSD, and connect with four USB ports, HDMI, WiFi, Bluetooth, and Ethernet.
Operating System - Atari Custom Linux OS (Linux Kernel)
APU - AMD Raven Ridge 2
GPU - AMD Ryzen
Storage - 32GB eMMC fixed internal; internal M.2 SSD slot; unlimited external USB HD/stick; cloud (subscription required)
RAM* - 8GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable)
Compatible Systems - Linux, Windows, Steam OS, Chrome OS
Wireless Connections - Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0
Wired Connections - HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 4x USB 3.1
USB Ports - 2x front, 2x rear
External Inputs - Classic Joystick, Modern Controller, Microphone, Others TBD
Mouse & Keyboard Support & USB or Bluetooth
4K video with HDCP 2.2 Integration
Internet Connection Required - Not for classic gaming but required to access all features
Dimensions - 11.6" x 5.9" x 1.9" (Approx.)
Weight - 3 lbs. (Approx.)
Materials - Plastic, Metal, Wood
The Atari VCS is like a PC and a gaming console. The console will be able to launch into two different platforms. Atari World will house over 100 home and arcade classics whilst Atari PC Sandbox Mode will essentially turn your console into a PC that can run other operating systems.
With the power of the Atari it’s a fairly low powered PC, that won’t be able to play a lot of the new releases. It’ll likely be used for retro games streaming.
We have reached out to the Developers to find out more infomation and will keep you all posted!
Will you be Preording the console?