Announced last month, Atari's new Ataribox console was revealed in a newsletter. An official newsletter promises that the console will appeal to "both old and new fans" by playing modern games and classic Atari titles.
There is also confirmation that it will come in two versions - one that's based on the original Atari VCS (2600) and another with a more modern, black and red design. This suggests that the Ataribox will support up to four controllers, and the presence of the SD slot suggests that Atari could be trying to keep down production costs by offering minimal on-device storage.
Atari (or rather that company that bought the name when the actual Atari went bankrupt) is going to follow in Nintendo's footsteps with its Ataribox console - announcing a device created to play retro games. There's now no word on just what games will be available, when the unit might release, its costs or really anything else. Needless to say, Atari's output as both a hardware and software manufacturer remains very influential. We'll be giving you lots more information and status updates as we progress, and we are thrilled to have you along for the ride! Until then, enjoy the images of the unit. According to VentureBeat, there are two different designs for what Atari is calling the Ataribox. On Nintendo's end, the NES Classic and the upcoming SNES Classic both benefit from a low price tag and the company's large catalog of vintage games.
Late a year ago, Nintendo surprised everyone by releasing a miniature replica of its classic Nintendo Entertainment System, equipped with 30 pre-installed games from '80s.
No word of when the console might hit stores, how much it will cost or even anything specific about its internal specs.
There are not many more details, but the company has made it clear that they want to get this reveal right.
Atari brought us classic games like Pacman, Donkey Kong, Mario Bros, Space Invaders and Pong.