Three years after his , you can finally buy the Atari VCS. It is available from today via the , and . On the Atari website, two versions of the console are available. You can buy the basic Oynx system for $ 300 or the Black Walnut all-in-one package for $ 400. The latter comes with a joystick and an Xbox-type gamepad. The two wireless devices cost $ 60 separately.
In addition to being bundled with Atari Vault, a collection of 100 free retro games, the console can also double as a PC. It can run most modern desktop operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and ChromeOS, and comes with the . If the games provided are not for you, the Atari VCS also has access to an extended and optimized version of game subscription service that includes thousands of retro titles from a variety of vintage platforms.
Between setbacks like the , it seemed that the was doomed to become vaporware. Now the question is, is there an audience for a $ 400 console that is primarily a nostalgia game. Projects like prove that it is difficult to break into a landscape dominated by giants like Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony.
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