An icon, reimagined.
What is the Atari VCS?
The Atari VCS is a completely modern gaming and video computer system, blending the best of consoles and PCs. Featuring a stunning new Atari hardware design “Inspired by the past. Built for the future.”
What comes in the Atari VCS All-In Bundle?
Included in the standard All-In bundle is:
- 1 Atari VCS PC/console hybrid game system
- 1 Wireless Classic Joystick w/USB play & charge cable
- 1 Wireless Modern Controller w/USB play & charge cable
- 1 HDMI cable
- 1 AC power cord
- 1 digital copy of Atari Vault - which includes 100 classic Atari arcade and console games
Do I have to use Atari controllers?
The Atari VCS works best with the Atari Joystick and Controller, and is also highly compatible with most Bluetooth or USB PC peripherals, including keyboard and mouse, game controllers, headsets and various other accessories many users already have.
Does the Atari VCS require an internet connection?
The Atari VCS is a connected device. An Internet connection is needed to create your account, download updates, make purchases, and access streaming services.
Is the front panel on the Atari VCS actually made of real wood?
Yes, it's genuine wood!
GAMES & STREAMING
What games come with the VCS?
Every system includes Atari VCS Vault, a collection of 100 Atari Arcade and 2600 games, fully optimized for the Atari Classic Joystick and Modern Controller, with new features like rumble and LED light effects to give retro favorites a new life. Download Atari VCS Vault Vol. 2 for 50 more home and arcade classics.
What other games can I play on the Atari VCS?
The Atari VCS has something for every gamer. The Atari game store is loaded with an assortment of great Atari classics and modern games, a huge retro library from Antstream Arcade, and an ever-growing list of 3rd party indie titles. Advanced users can access Atari’s unique PC Mode to load almost any existing game libraries, using your favorite operating system.
How do I buy games on the Atari VCS?
The Atari VCS store is part of Atari Mode and allows you to purchase and download a large selection of games and apps.
Can I stream movies, TV shows and other entertainment on the Atari VCS?
Yes! Enjoy all your favorite entertainment services and streaming providers on the Atari VCS. Watch your favorite movies and TV shows, listen to music, and access all your social media.
What is PC Mode?
The Atari VCS PC Mode provides advanced users with an open and customizable PC experience for the TV or desktop, via almost any operating system software. With PC Mode, users are able to install and boot from their own choice of operating system. Currently the Atari VCS supports Windows, Linux, Chrome OS and other operating systems that users may wish to add.
How do I purchase an Atari VCS?
The Atari VCS is sold here at AtariVCS.com. Atari’s retail partners include GameStop, Best Buy and Micro Center.
When will my order ship?
In-stock orders made on AtariVCS.com will usually ship within 24 hours of purchase. Please consult the website for specific details about pre-order products.
How can I become a developer for the Atari VCS?
Development of new games for the Atari VCS is underway, and we are actively looking for creators and publishers that can bring new titles, as well as games from their back-catalog(s), to our platform. Publishers and developers may also submit new and existing games and apps for inclusion in the Atari VCS store. Please visit https://atarivcs.com/developer to learn more.