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The Atari team has been putting the finishing touches on the long-awaited first batch of Atari VCS video computer systems and sending them to the United States where they will be sorted and shipped to eager Indiegogo backers very soon.

This shipment includes the one-time-only, Indiegogo-exclusive Atari VCS 800 Collector’s Edition model. Inspired by and designed as an homage to the original Atari 2600, there will only be 6,000 numbered and authenticated versions of this model.

Presented here for the first time, are assembly line photos of the actual Atari VCS 800 Collector’s Edition units, and other scenes from the factory earlier this month, including pallets of Atari VCS units prepped and ready to ship to the US for distribution.

We hope you enjoy the photos!

— The Atari VCS Team

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The Atari VCS assembly line, September 2020.
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Left: Atari VCS PCB boards ready for assembly. Right: Performance testing is undertaken at several points in the assembly process.
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Left: Atari VCS housings inspected and ready for assembly. Right: One of the many work stations on the Atari VCS assembly line.
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Left: Post-assembly testing of Atari VCS Collector’s Edition units. Right: Front view of a recently-completed Atari VCS Collector’s Edition.
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Rear view of Atari VCS Collector’s Edition number 1,688/6,000.
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Left: Atari VCS Collector’s Edition hologram labels ready for numbering. Center: Atari VCS Collector’s Edition authentication seals ready to be affixed to Authentication Certificates. Right: 100% official and suitable for framing.
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Completed Atari VCS Collector’s Edition, power supply, and all cables ready for boxing.
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Left: Completed Atari VCS boxed and ready for the cover sleeve. Right: Atari VCS 800 Collector’s Editions boxed up and almost ready to go.
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Thousands of Atari VCS systems waiting to be trucked to the port.

Plex, the world’s most comprehensive streaming entertainment platform comes to the Atari VCS.

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From the beginning the team has identified three core pillars that serve as the foundation of the Atari VCS: Gaming, PC Versatility and Streaming Entertainment. Today the Atari VCS team announced our first major streaming entertainment partner, Plex, and we plan to have several more app and content partnership announcements to come as we continue to build out our non-linear content strategy.

In a world where digital content is increasingly abundant and diverse, Plex brings all the media that matters to you together in one place, and now you can look forward to accessing it all through your Atari VCS. Plex allows you to combine your personal collection of video, TV, music, and photos with streaming content from a wide variety of specialty streaming services you can discover and access through Plex. …


Detailed answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from Atari VCS backers, fans, and press.

In this new Q&A, Atari VCS Chief Operating Officer Michael Arzt once again takes time to respond to a range of recent questions regarding the Atari VCS, discussing the company’s approach as they prepare for the product’s launch in Fall 2020.

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Atari VCS 800 Black Walnut “All-In” Video Computer System, Launching Fall 2020

Q: How do you define the Atari VCS? Is it a game console? Is it a PC? Both? What exactly does it do?

Michael Arzt: “The “VCS” in Atari VCS stands for “Video Computer System,” which is both a nod to Atari’s legacy and an incredibly accurate description of what the device is. The VCS is a fully-functional mini-PC that uses the TV, or any video monitor screen, as its primary interface in a way that feels like a traditional console experience. …

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Atari's New PC/Console Hybrid! The New Video Computer System, with Open Platform for Creativity and Customization. Inspired by Legend, Built for the Future!

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