Atari announces video game console called Atari VCS that will compete against PS5

The Atari VCS also has a powerful AMD Ryzen processor featuring Radeon Graphics Technology and 4K HDR video streaming.


With Microsoft all geared up for the launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, along with Sony's PlayStation 5, it turns out that Atari too is ready to launch a video game console platform of its own. The Atari VCS is a new version of the original Atari VCS with access to over 100 games. In an interaction with Bloomberg, Chief Executive Officer of Atari, Frederic Chesnais said, "We have a brand, we have a following – we think we are going to get some attention in any case."

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Atari VCS

The Atari website describes the console as "A completely modern gaming and video computer system, blending the best of consoles and PCs to delight a whole new generation of gamers and creators."

The device features USB 3.0, HDMI, WIFI, Ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity. The Atari VCS also has a powerful AMD Ryzen processor featuring Radeon Graphics Technology and 4K HDR video streaming.

The device is available in three colour variants and can be bought at $389.99 if a person preorders it.

According to a report in TomsGuide, Atari hopes to make the VCS stand out with a built-in cryptocurrency system, which allows players to buys and spend special 'Atari tokens' for purchasing games and in-game content.

The report adds that the Atari VCS has already sole more than 11,500 pre-orders and earned more than USD 3 million in crowdfunding on Indiegogo.

Gameranx states that while the Atari VCS runs through a Linus-based OS, players can install any OS they would like through a bootable USB drive such as Windows 10, allowing them to turn the console into a home PC as well.


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