The Ataribox is the name of the upcoming Atari console. While there is little that we know about this upcoming console we thought that you might want all the information regarding the Ataribox in one place and that is what you are getting here. The name is a good start, that is for sure.
The Ataribox will be available in two designs, one will be a black and red design while the other will be a wooden look. You will be able to choose between the two when the console comes out sometime next year. The Ataribox will cost around $300, which might seem like a bit much if you think that the console will only support older titles.
While that could be true, the price tag suggests that there will be some serious hardware inside and that there will be AAA games for the Ataribox as well. On the other hand, we have yet to hear anything about games being developed for the Ataribox. This is something that is not clear at the moment but we should find out closer to launch.
Furthermore, we know that the Ataribox will use a Linux based operating system. A custom chip from AMD is being designed for the console. The upcoming console will support SD cards and USB input. Word has it that the console will have some kind of backward compatibility as well. If that is indeed the case then this console will be for the old and the young.
Parents will be able to enjoy retro games while the children will be able to play more modern titles. If this is what Atari is aiming for the in hindsight, this could work out. Click here to check out one of the retro consoles from Atari.
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