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Landale_Star said:
Oh so Infogrames are entering the console market. They took their time. Now we need Square Enix to release that PS3 killer that people were talking about after they consumed Taito 11 years ago. Play FF7R only on the Square Enix Eternal Sphere.

Hmm, I forgot Infogrames owns Atari.  If they were to pursue the Ubisoft buyout that everyone's been talking about, that could make a new Atari console a lot more interesting, although I don't think Ubisoft or Atari have the skills to sell first-party hardware on a huge scale.

I'd like to see Atari put a big arcade-gaming focus on this thing, that could differentiate it from the competition.



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couchmonkey said:
Landale_Star said:
Oh so Infogrames are entering the console market. They took their time. Now we need Square Enix to release that PS3 killer that people were talking about after they consumed Taito 11 years ago. Play FF7R only on the Square Enix Eternal Sphere.

Hmm, I forgot Infogrames owns Atari.  If they were to pursue the Ubisoft buyout that everyone's been talking about, that could make a new Atari console a lot more interesting, although I don't think Ubisoft or Atari have the skills to sell first-party hardware on a huge scale.

I'd like to see Atari put a big arcade-gaming focus on this thing, that could differentiate it from the competition.

Ubisoft does make some great games (even if they are...well..becoming their own genre in a sense, for obvious reasons), but simply because they would absolutely never make their games exclusive to a "Ubisoft Open World Machine GX", the console would be a seriously niche product.

Consoles are a very saturated market, another serious entry will find it very hard to exist in it.

Your big arcade gaming idea sounds very solid, though.



I don't think it's the same Atari, but another company banking on the name to try to get into the business.



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FunFan said:
I don't think it's the same Atari, but another company backing on the name to try to get into the business.

Hasn't been the same Atari for a loooooooooooooooooooong while now



Xen said:
FunFan said:
I don't think it's the same Atari, but another company backing on the name to try to get into the business.

Hasn't been the same Atari for a loooooooooooooooooooong while now

I knew that, but didn't wanted to sound smart-ass.



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couchmonkey said:
Landale_Star said:
Oh so Infogrames are entering the console market. They took their time. Now we need Square Enix to release that PS3 killer that people were talking about after they consumed Taito 11 years ago. Play FF7R only on the Square Enix Eternal Sphere.

Hmm, I forgot Infogrames owns Atari.  If they were to pursue the Ubisoft buyout that everyone's been talking about, that could make a new Atari console a lot more interesting, although I don't think Ubisoft or Atari have the skills to sell first-party hardware on a huge scale.

I'd like to see Atari put a big arcade-gaming focus on this thing, that could differentiate it from the competition.

huh? Isn't Vivendi the one trying to buy Ubisoft?



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I guess if Atari prices the unit to be profitable at launch and they are modest in their sales expectations and it has a large library of classic games available day 1 then probably enough people will buy it to make it a financial success. Doesn't look like it is a new player in the console mass market though. But why not find a niche in which it can do well enough to have justified the move.



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SegataSanshiro said:

Ouya

Coleco Chameleon.

That's how it comes accross is another thing like this. Also unless your 45 or older most people here didn't experience Atari back in it's heyday.

 

Atari is Atari in name only but the original Atari has been gone for almost 30 years. They were bought in the 80s closed sometime later infogrames bought their name used t for publishing in the 90s up through PS2 era. Atari is literally just a name now owned by someone else.  SEGA is still SEGA and be more interesting if they came back.

Actually, Sega isn't really Sega anymore. They merged with Sammy in 2004 because they had been losing money for almost ten years straight.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Sammy_Holdings



Ka-pi96 said:
couchmonkey said:

Hmm, I forgot Infogrames owns Atari.  If they were to pursue the Ubisoft buyout that everyone's been talking about, that could make a new Atari console a lot more interesting, although I don't think Ubisoft or Atari have the skills to sell first-party hardware on a huge scale.

I'd like to see Atari put a big arcade-gaming focus on this thing, that could differentiate it from the competition.

huh? Isn't Vivendi the one trying to buy Ubisoft?

Yes Vivendi is the one trying to take over Ubisoft. Infogrames doesn't exist anymore, well it does, but its called Atari now.



Atari has been gone for 30 years. Infogrames bought them in the 80s. Infrogrames a few years ago changes it's name to Atari. It's as much the real Atari as THQ Nordic is the real THQ.

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Also this has already been confirmed a mini console. It's same thing as that Madcatz mini console or Ouya. Does anyone care about a mini console?