Atari announces new VCS gaming console, launches in November to take on Sony PS5

Atari VCS can also be used as a home computer.

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Atari VCS

Sony is all set to launch its next-gen console in November and the PS5 is going to hit the store shelves soon. XBOX is also set to launch the XBOX Series X and Series S soon. But, these two are not the only one in the game (no pun intended). Another new gaming console is also going to launch this year in November. Yup, we are talking about the Atari VCS which is a new version of the original Atari VCS with access to over 100 games.

The console is going to be launch alongside the PlayStation 5. Here’s a closer look at the console.

Atari VCS price

The Ataru VCS is up for pre-orders for USD 389.99 on its official website and the console will up for grabs in Black Walnut, Onyx Black and Carbon Gold colour options.

Atari VCS specifications

The first Atari VCS was launched and went on sale back in 1977, the upcoming Atari VCS is going to arrive with an array of new technologies. Under the hood, the Atari VCS is powered by an AMD Ryzen CPU, clubbed with AMD Radeon GPU. The gaming console is backed by a 8GB of RAM and the company claims that it’s capable of supporting games in 4K HDR resolution.

On the connectivity front, the Ataru VCS offers a USB 3.0, HDMI and Ethernet port. The gaming console also supports wireless connectivity like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy internet access and remote control pairing.

According to the reports, the upcoming Atari VCS comes with some significant improvements over the original console. The company has also worked on the controller, which it is calling Atari Modern Controller. The report suggests it looks similar to the Xbox controller. The company also claims that the gaming console is different from other standard consoles which are only meant for gaming. The Atari VCS comes with a dedicated PC mode which allows users to install a secondary operating system like Windows on a bootable device and use the console as a PC when you are not playing games.


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