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Atari VCS Home Gaming and Entertainment System Launches at Retail in North America

Iconic entertainment brand Atari® is thrilled to announce that today it returns to the living room with its first new home gaming entertainment device in 40 years: the Atari VCS™!

Following positive reception from Atari VCS early adopters, online ordering is open today to consumers for the all-new Atari VCS PC/console hybrid gaming system and its accessories at Best BuyGameStopMicro Center, and the official Atari VCS website in the United States as stock becomes available for shipment.

The Atari VCS is a completely modern gaming and video computer system inspired by the iconic Atari 2600 Video Computer System. Blending the best of consoles and PCs to delight a whole new generation of gamers and creators, the Atari VCS offers a fully-featured multimedia experience that’s “Inspired by the past. Built for the future.” 

Owners can enjoy a growing library of games from popular independent developers, over 100 free arcade and Atari 2600 classics, plus game streaming services such as Antstream Arcade. Atari VCS owners can even load up their favorite movies and TV shows — directly from the Atari VCS dashboard — or with help from the Atari VCS Companion app, available in the App Store and Google Play — using their favorite streaming media services, including 4K HDR content, as well as listen to music, shop, access their social media, and more.

For advanced users and PC hobbyists who enjoy the ultimate in configurability and customization, an optional PC Mode allows for the installation of Windows or Linux as an alternative operating system, transforming the Atari VCS into a flexible, fully featured and powerful mini-PC. 

Atari VCS Onyx Base systems start at just $299.99 USD, while Atari VCS Black Walnut and Onyx All-In system bundles include the Atari VCS Classic Joystick (available separately for $59.99) and Atari VCS Modern Controller (also $59.99) for $399.99 USD. All prices represent special launch day pricing and may be subject to change in the future.

Fans can follow the official Atari VCS social media accounts on FacebookTwitter, and on Instagram. Frequent updates are also published to the official Atari VCS Medium blog.

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Vic
Editor / Writer / Producer For Drop the Spotlight