Published 12:34 PM EDT Jun 11, 2019
As video game fans get excited about PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch games during this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), a classic name is poised for a comeback.
Atari announced Tuesday its VCS video game system will open up for preorders this week, with retailers GameStop and Walmart serving as exclusive partners.
Pricing for the console starts at $249.99, with a top price of $389.99 for system bundles, reads a press release from Atari.
The console promises to have a combination of new games with classics from the Atari library, according to an Indiegogo campaign launched last year. Systems that were preordered via Indiegogo will arrive later this year.
"Atari made a commitment to its fans to make the new VCS the best and most versatile game and home entertainment platform it can be, with a wide array of options." said Atari CEO Frédéric Chesnais in a statement.
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Video game fans have shown an appetite for classic video games, fueled by the launch of the NES Classic, a throwback version of the Nintendo Entertainment System preloaded with some of its classic games.
Last year, Nintendo relaunched the NES Classic, after initially discontinuing the device. When it first debuted in 2016, it immediately sold out, with some consumers posting eBay listings for the $60 device with prices ranging between $200 and $500.
Nintendo later launched a mini version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, called the SNES Classic. Meanwhile, Sony entered the retro race with its own miniature device, the PlayStation Classic.
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