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Atari announced today at E3 that they’ve signed exclusive distribution agreements for the Atari VCS with Walmart and GameStop, with online pre-orders begining this week for U.S. customers – deliveries start in March 2020. The VCS systems pre-ordered on Indiegogo will be delivered in late 2019 as planned. Just to recap, it’s powered by an AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 processor and support for 4K60 video output, while running a custom Linux-based operating system called Atari OS. It ships with more than 100 classic games pre-installed, but also support new titles when available. Pricing starts at $249.99 for the Atari VCS 400 Onyx (4GB) and tops off at $389.99 for one of three Atari VCS 800 (8GB). Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
“The classic Atari-style joystick and more modern gamepad will sell for $49 and $59 respectively, though, and buying an all-inclusive 800 model with the both controllers will cost you $389. Also, you’ll have to be finicky about where you buy depending on your design preferences. The Atari 2600-inspired Black Walnut design you see above is only available directly from the company — GameStop is only selling the all-black model (also available from Atari), while Walmart is offering an exclusive version with a Kevlar Gold front panel,” reports Engadget.