It took three years and some setbacks, but we are finally here. The Atari VCS console is available for purchase in the country. The new Atari console is based on the Atari Custom Linux OS (Debian Based) operating system and is equipped with an AMD Raven Ridge 2 processor with Ryzen GPU, and 8GB of DDR4 RAM (upgradeable).
For storage, Atari new game console packs 32GB of eMMC storage, an internal slot for SSD M.2, dual-band 802.11 b / g / n Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI 2.0 port with HDCP 2.2 support, Gigabit Ethernet connector, and four USB 3.1 ports.
Of course, with these hardware specifications Atari new console is not just a simple console on which to play the 100 free retro games offered with Atari Vault, but a real multimedia platform on which you can also enjoy 4K streaming content via Netflix or YouTube. In addition to these titles, it is also possible to use third-party apps and access the Antstream Arcade subscription service which includes thousands of retro titles from different platforms
Windows, Linux, or ChromeOS can also “run” on new Ataribox and the Google Chrome browser is natively integrated with which it is possible to surf the internet as well as access the complete suite of Workspace apps.
Atari VCS console price and availability
On the BestBuy.com website, you can buy the all-in-one bundle Atari game system Black Walnut at $399.99 with a wireless “Classic joystick” and a wireless “Modern controller” accessories that are also sold separately for $59.99.
Atari VCS Specs
- OS: Atari Custom Linux OS (Debian Based)
- 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, Chrome OS
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0
- Ports: HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 4x USB 3.1, USB 3.1 2x front, 2x rear
- Accessories: Classic Joystick, Modern Controller, Microphone, Others TBD, Mouse, Keyboard via USB or Bluetooth
- Dimensions: 11.6″ x 5.9″ x 1.9″
- Weight: 3 lbs.
Talking about retro games, Nintendo has also introduced a new handheld console – Nintendo Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda; is compact enough to fit in your pocket and that brings the three classic The Legend of Zelda games in series as well as an additional mini-game along with some other practical features.