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Is Atari About To Announce A New Console?

This is 2017, right?

Now, here’s something we didn’t see coming. Amid the usual pre-E3 news and rumours, Atari has posted an official teaser for the “Atari Box” a new Atari product the company says it has been working on for years.

It’s safe to say that Atari’s glory days as a household name are long gone. A string of poor business decisions and financial difficulties mean that a new console is almost completely out of the question.

Instead, with its evocative woodgrain and polished black plastic, the Atari Box looks to be some kind of retro micro console, similar to Nintendo’s recent NES Classic.

That said, the Atari Box website has a section for developers, suggesting that it could possibly run other games beyond the company’s own retro catalogue.

Source: ataribox.com

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  1. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    Well this is a nice surprise, a very teasy teaser video and the prospect of a console to lend some legitimacy to the Atari t shirt I just bought from Sainsbury’s.

    Comment posted on 09/06/2017 at 10:10.
    • The Lone Steven
      Never heard of him.
      Since: May 2010

      I must ask this as it is very important and is on everyone’s mind. Did you also grab the £3 meal deal? :P

      Comment posted on 09/06/2017 at 11:49.
      • ron_mcphatty
        Since: Sep 2008

        Yes! Southern fried chicken wrap, sweet chilli Sensations and a Coke Zero from Malaysia apparently. And nappies.

        Comment posted on 09/06/2017 at 14:56.
      • MrYd
        Since: Mar 2011

        Please let those nappies be entirely unrelated to everything else.

        Or is there something horrible about Sainsbury’s southern fried chicken wraps the rest of the world doesn’t know??

        Comment posted on 09/06/2017 at 15:46.
  2. camdaz
    Since: May 2009

    There’s quite a few mini retro consoles about so could be that.

    Comment posted on 09/06/2017 at 11:48.
  3. DOS76
    Since: Jun 2017

    Is there any proof that this is officially an Atari product as it links to a web page that is made with wix and the video isn’t on Atari officail YT page but a Ataribox one which has its comments blocked. It seems unofficial to me.

    Comment posted on 09/06/2017 at 13:27.
    • Jim Hargreaves
      Since: Nov 2009

      We were sent a press release (including the teaser) from an official atari.com email address so seems fairly legit.

      Comment posted on 09/06/2017 at 14:11.