Pre-orders for the Ataribox console have been delayed

Pre-orders for the Ataribox console have been delayed

So keep your $250-$300 (systems rumored price range) on hand because hey never know when that email will come in saying the system is now ready for pre-order. But then this morning Atari put the word out that it's delaying the launch. Why?

An updated launch plan is going to be announced in the next few weeks, and the Ataribox team will keep supporters in the loop about what's going on.

In a newsletter that was sent today, the company announced that "it is taking more time to create the platform and ecosystem the Atari community deserves", due to it not being able to complete "one key element". Our community is the absolute backbone of Atari and we'd like to offer our earliest supporters a chance to grab Ataribox at an exclusive discount.

Outside of Ataribox, that's all anyone knows at the moment. Or maybe it never really meant to launch the campaign today, but is trying to drum up hype. Atari now says that it is working on a new launch schedule and will share more about pre-orders (and hopefully the console itself) soon.


Are you excited for the Ataribox?

Atari is attempting to capitalize on the retro gaming craze, as Nintendo has done with its NES Classic and SNES Classic consoles. It will run Linux OS with a custom interface.

Atari is yet to make an announcement on which games will be featured, but we can surely expect every marquee title the noted developer has stored in the archives. It will also have an SD card slot.

The Ataribox has a design inspired by iconic Atari products, a bit like the Atari 2600 from the 70s and early 80s but slimmer and more set-top-box in stature. Hopefully at this point will be a pairing of Zen and Vega, especially since the Ataribox won't actually release until sometime next year.

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