Atari VCS Pre-Orders Crash IndieGoGo, Campaign Goal Gets Destroyed (VIDEO)
The older, classic video game consoles have been making their way back into the spotlight this past year, with a recent rumor heavily hinting at the appearance of an N64 Mini Console. Not to miss out on the nostalgia hype, Atari has stepped into the ring and announced the Atari VCS, now available for pre-order through its campaign on IndieGoGo.
Not even Atari could have foreseen how successful its campaign would be. The original funding goal was to hit a mere $100,000, which was surpassed within the first 15 minutes. 30 minutes after the campaign began, it had reached $500,000, and now, at the time of writing, the funding goal has been surpassed by 2279%, or roughly $2,270,000. Check out the official video for the Atari VCS below:
Per Atari, the Atari VCS is “retro-inspired,” though packed with modern technology and blended seamlessly within a physical form reminiscent of the old Atari consoles. A reimagined joystick will take gamers back to the good old days, though the Atari VCS also comes with universal peripheral connectivity,, which means devices such as bluetooth and USB game controllers, keyboards, headphones, webcams, and more will work perfectly with the console. Each system comes pre-loaded with 100+ classic Atari games, such as Pong, Missile Command, Asteroids, and Centipede. The device additionally features an open source Linux OS, so users can add in their own software and apps.
Those interested in pre-ordering their own Atari VCS can do so on its IndieGoGo campaign page. There are a few different editions to choose from, and the accessories for the console – namely the joystick and controller – are separate so buyers can choose which one they prefer. “The Atari VCS Day One Collector’s Edition is $299 USD, exclusive to Indiegogo, and only available for a limited time. The Atari VCS Onyx is priced at $199 USD, also for a limited time. Atari’s reimagined Classic Joystick and the all-new Modern Controller are available for purchase in select packages or as standalone purchases. Initial Atari VCS shipments are planned for mid-2019.”
Estimated delivery time for the Atari VCS is July 2019 for those that pre-order.
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