- Dec 16, 2018
Now we've official word from several pre-order pages that the Atari 800 VCS certainly is still coming, set to launch later this fall for $399.
The Atari VCS 800 is now available for pre-order from Atari, Gamestop, and Walmart. It’s to be sold as part of a bundle that also includes a Wireless Classic Joystick, a Modern Controller, and a free copy of Atari Vault of 100 classic arcade and console games.
According to the Walmart pre-order page, the console will ship on Friday, November 27th. The last date to pre-order the bundles for their current prices is July 31st.
The console features a custom AMD Raven Ridge APU with Vega 3 graphics, paired with 8 GB DDR4 ram, and 32 GB eMMC internal flash storage. The device runs a custom Linux OS but also supports Linux, Windows, Steam OS, or Chrome OS if booting from an external drive.
As for connectivity, it features 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. There’s an HDMI 2.0 port, gigabit Ethernet port, and quad USB 3.1 connectors.
This or a PS5.....tough decision this holiday!