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Atari VCS: Not Really Interested

Atari VCS Has an Identity Crisis!!! https://atarivcs.com/ The Atari VCS despite just being launched recently is headed in the direction of rapidly being irrelevant which is often the case with botched crowdfunded projects... None of this is surprising considering impending failure was sniffed out when it came to this console more than a year ago.  The Atari VCS looks stylish and appears to be a versatile system in ways but I'm still riding the fence with this one. Between Nintendo, Microsoft, Valve (with the upcoming Steam Deck), PC, Mac, Classic Consoles, the tons of Atari game collections we already own, Android and Retro Handhelds (Linux & Android), I'm pretty much covered with gaming options. By "on the fence", I'm definitely leaning towards the no way side.  While I would like to get my hands on one,  I can't remotely justify the price.  The Atari VCS doesn't seem to be getting much buzz on the internet despite finally bein

Atari Posts an Optimistic Financial Outlook

Pretty interesting breakdown at this link of what's going on financially with Atari.  https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/02/15/2175625/0/en/Atari-Results-of-the-first-half-of-2020-2021.html I just don't know. The Atari VCS has made very very little noise in game news so I'm not sure how successful it will be. With the constant troubles surrounding the VCS for the past couple of years combined with a high price and very little media attention I'm not very optimistic about their future.  You can Google Search "Atari VCS" and recent News articles about the console are very sparse.  While I do find the VCS to be interesting myself I just don't find it to be $400 interesting. The complete lack of noise surrounding this console at this point leads me to think its already a bust but we'll have to see.  Revenue is already going down. I do think their cryptocurrency idea is interesting though. Just not sure how well any of this will do.

The Atari VCS Delay Didn't Make Game News Waves

https://press-start.com.au/news/2020/11/19/the-atari-vcs-console-was-delayed-and-nobody-really-noticed/ The Atari VCS delay likely caused by Covid-19 issues still seems like a bad sign when the delay didn't make waves in the news. Here we are in December and there's not much talk about it. You can pre-order the "All In" console for $399.99 at retailers like GameStop for a March, 2021 release.  I've been watching this project for a long time. The fact that it can dual boot into Windows or Linux makes it potentially an awesome system for retro gaming,  I have to wonder how well this console will do. The PS4 and new Xbox are immensely popular. $400 for the Atari might be a tough sell on an unknown. The launch library for the VCS is pretty weak too.  I guess we will just have to see how it goes. Sadly most of these crowdfunded projects ultimately don't do well.  The console potential looks interesting  so I'm still keeping an eye on it.  https://a