The long-awaited Atari VCS retro console is up for preorder starting today from GameStop, Walmart, and the company directly. It's still months away from shipping, mind you: Indiegogo backers are scheduled to get it first beginning in December. Retailers will not be shipping out their units until March 2020 – assuming this timing actually sticks, that is. Atari's Indiegogo campaign raised over $ 3 million.
The Atari VCS is an oddball machine with retro styling and powerful guts inside. It features an AMD processor and is capable of 4K gaming with support for HDR and 60 fps frame rate, according to the company.
Atari VCS 800 "All In": $ 389 (includes joystick and controller)
And to complicate things further, each reseller will be offering the Atari VCS "All In" edition in a different color. If you buy from Atari directly, you can choose the black walnut design that's most closely matched to the Atari 2600. (That's the one in the lead image above.) Walmart is getting a "Kevlar gold" version. Atari
Atari has said the console, which costs a good bit more than similar nostalgia grabs like the NES / SNES Classic