New Atari VCS Tribute Edition Announced after VCS Collector’s Edition Sells Out
Update: The VCS has not raised almost 3 million dollars on IndoGoGo
The VCS continues to sell well on its INDIEGOGO page, so well that it appears that Atari have had to create a new edition to replace the now sold out Collectors edition. This new second production run of wood fronted units will be called the Atari VCS Tribute Edition.
Those who missed out on the Collector’s Edition have another chance to pre-purchase the Atari VCS Tribute Edition, featuring the same iconic real-wood front panel. The Atari VCS Tribute Edition is cosmetically similar to the sold out Collector’s Edition but will not be part of the 6,000 “First-Run” units of the individually numbered and certified Collector’s Editions.
The Atari VCS has enjoyed unprecedented support, blasting past Atari’s $100,000 USD Indiegogo goal in a matter of hours. To-date, the campaign has raised nearly $3 Million USD with 10 days remaining in the current campaign, thanks to the broad support from gamers eager to enjoy both nostalgic and contemporary entertainment in Atari’s first connected device.
Last week, Atari also wrapped up a successful E3 2018, showcasing an exciting lineup of both reimagined Atari classic revivals and completely new original titles. Atari Connect COO Michael Arzt (Atari VCS / Atari Life) was also on hand at E3 to answer questions about the Atari VCS, some of which will appear in our Atari coverage later this week!
Launched exclusively for pre-sale on Indiegogo on May 30, 2018, the Atari VCS is a new gaming and entertainment platform headed to living rooms in 2019. Designed as a completely modern connected device and not a “retro-box” or emulator, the Atari VCS features a unique open Linux platform capable of playing popular new releases and streaming entertainment. As an homage to its roots, the Atari Vault® is included with every new Atari VCS. A collection of more than 100 all-time classic games, Atari Vault includes legendary arcade and home favorites like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Breakout®, Missile Command®, Gravitar® and Yars’ Revenge®. Fans will be able to access and download additional games and content through a connected Atari VCS storefront.