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It would have failed at $99.99, but at least I might have considered getting it on a whim at that price. This will die very quickly.



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RIP Atari. AGAIN. Just stay dead dude



I understand they can't take the heavy losses like Sony and Microsoft. But $400 is an absolute joke. Should be $99.99-$149.99. There's no path to victory no matter how cheap it is though. This is not a mass market item. It will be lucky to crack a million units, and that's being very optimistic. 100k-250k is more likely.



Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 125 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 122 mil (was 100 then 130 million) Xbox One: 50 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

"Let go your earthly tether, enter the void, empty and become wind." - Guru Laghima

This is a scam of some sort.



I truly don’t understand how they thought that a console with a 2 core, 4 thread Ryzen CPU and a 400 gflop GPU, running on Linux with no exclusive games, could compete in a new console generation against the 8 core, 16 thread Zen 2 CPU and 10/12 tflop PS5 and XSX, especially at this price. It’s outclassed in specs by about 30x on the GPU front by Series X.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 09 September 2020

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dx11332sega said:
What I'm gonna say is off topic but. Angry video game nerd is 40 years old started gaming on NES.I can imagine Atari fanbase in 50's but IDK? can atari get this fanbase back?

Nope.  Because the Atari fanbase is smart.  That means I'm smart, and I'm not even in my 50s.  That means I'm a prodigy.



shikamaru317 said:

I truly don’t understand how they thought that a console with a 2 core, 4 thread Ryzen CPU and a 400 gflop GPU, running on Linux with no exclusive games, could compete in a new console generation against the 8 core, 16 thread Zen 2 CPU and 10/12 tflop PS5 and XSX, especially at this price. It’s outclassed in specs by about 30x on the GPU front by Series X.

if it was a handheld, it could compete with the switch in terms of specs.
The issue is the games. People seem to forget, thats why we buy these systems, to game on.
Without something to draw you in, your console is near worthless.

Nintendo has a fantastic games library and so many strong 1st party IP.
Atari? lol.

Since its not a handheld, this Atari VCS shouldnt be more than 149$ or so (with its specs).
It probably didnt cost much in parts. Its obviously grossly overpriced for what is inside it.



This feels more like a collectors box rather than a mainstream product for the masses



dx11332sega said:
What I'm gonna say is off topic but. Angry video game nerd is 40 years old started gaming on NES.I can imagine Atari fanbase in 50's but IDK? can atari get this fanbase back?

It is not even closely related to Ataris fanbase , this is more a takeover and scam.



When is this being added to VGChartz sales graph?