Atari details its upcoming Ataribox console

Atari details its new Ataribox, features HDMI port, 4 x USB ports, and more.

Published Tue, Jul 18 2017 12:37 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Atari has followed through with its promise of a "brand new Atari product" from E3 2017 last month, with the company giving more details on its upcoming Ataribox console.

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According to The Verge, Ataribox is a NES Classic like console that is inspired by the classic look on the Atari 2600, with indicator lights that glow through the glass/wood materials. Atari is adding in a HDMI port, SD card slot, and 4 x USB ports. Atari will have two different Ataribox consoles, one in wood and the other in black/red.

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Atari is promising all of the classic games we know and love from the Atari 2600 console as well as "current content", but we have no idea what new content to expect. Ataribox should be similar to the NES and SNES Classic consoles, offering retro games inside of new hardware.

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We know that Atari has licensed its brand, but the company is also involved in the creation of Ataribox, too. Atari is shying away from pricing, release dates, game content, or even detailed specs. The company did, however, announce through a statement: "We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, pricing, timing. We're not teasing you intentionally; we want to get this right, so we've opted to share things step-by-step as we bring this to life, and to listen closely to the Atari community feedback as we do so".

The question is, will you be buying the new Ataribox?


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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