Atari Provides First-Look of its New Console the “Ataribox”

Today, Atari revealed the design of its new console, which it is calling the Ataribox.

In a newsletter, Atari revealed the first-look of its first console in over 20 years; however, it has remained a bit tight-lipped about the nature of the Ataribox and what purpose it will serve in today’s competitive, big-money console market.

According to the newsletter, Atari’s objective is to create a new product that stays true to its heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari.

As for the design of the console — which is the emphasis of today’s newsletter — Atari has gone with a look inspired by classic Atari design elements, such as the iconic wood-look, ribbed, and raised back. The console features ribs that flow around the whole console, a front panel that can be either wood or glass, a front facing logo, an indicator lights that glow through the material, an HDMI port, a SD port, and four USB ports.

According to Atari, the range of ports suggest modern internal specs, as well as that it will delivering not only classic gaming content, but also current gaming content. Whether or not this suggests that the console will be getting new titles from third-parties or whether it’s looking to compete with the Switch, Xbox One, and PS4, remains unclear at the moment.

The console will be available in two editions: a classic wood edition, and a black and red edition that looks more modern.

Details such as specs, games, pricing, and a release date have not been divulged. Atari has said it isn’t deliberately being teasing, but rather wants to make sure it gets things right. Further, it will be closely listening to Atari community feedback as the process to release continues.


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As long as it is appealing to the retro aspect, those consumers would for sure purchase it. Can't see them actually putting up competition but if they are smart, they would make games just like Nintendo does that they know will make sells.


Kinda excited to see more on this, has potential.


I think i'm gonna pass on this due to me hearing very different views on this.


Im not quite all that sure about this yet.


Very iffy on this piece of hardware. We'll just have to wait and see how it performs


Idk about this one.... Gonna be hard to tell if it will go anywhere


Not sure what to think of this... Love the design but will it be able to keep up with todays gaming market?


Skates what do they expect to do with this when sony & microsoft are dominating the market, sounds like a waste of time and money for atari.

100% agree. It's gonna be people buying for nostalgia. Or they don't know gaming, like a present from a family member or something. But if say your friends have a PS4 or XBOX already. You're not gonna wanna be the only person on this console who can't play with your friends.


Skates what do they expect to do with this when sony & microsoft are dominating the market, sounds like a waste of time and money for atari.

Do you use your brain at all?


Skates what do they expect to do with this when sony & microsoft are dominating the market, sounds like a waste of time and money for atari.

If that logic carried any weight, Nintendo would stop too. Nintendo is doing what they know sells with their fanbase and it's working. Atari has disappeared and is now coming back, it's an absolute warm welcome.

I'm hoping Atari is able to come back in full swing. I have hardly been able to play many Atari games but still, being out of the console market for almost 24 years, they've had plenty of time to sit down and think where they want their console to go. I'm hoping they're not trying to have their console in a console war since they're barely coming back; however I'm hoping it's a system that will feature their own games, as well as 3rd party games. I'm hoping Sega will also make a console comeback one of these days. It would be nice to have 3 classic companies back in the console market; Atari, Nintendo and Sega. Even if they have the console war between each other, I think this time around it will do great for them all.