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Launch Delay!
« on: December 14, 2017, 03:41:37 PM »
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The countdown to the Ataribox launch on Indiegogo has been officially paused. Because of one key element on our checklist, it is taking more time to create the platform and ecosystem the Atari community deserves. Building Ataribox is incredibly important to us and we will do whatever it takes to be sure it is worth the wait.

 An updated launch plan is underway and more detailed information will be available soon.

 We will be keeping you, our community, informed every step of the way. Thank you again for your support of Ataribox.

 -The Ataribox Team

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Re: Launch Delay!
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 05:07:20 PM »
Atari VCS's COO Michael Arzt stated in December 2019 that they were in the final stages of pre-production of the unit, with plans to ship the console to those that pre-ordered by March 2020 before the units were then sent to retail. Arzt explained that the lack of communications over the previous year was due to limitations with their partnership contracts, but promised that they would try to provide more regular updates moving forward.

The console was delayed in March again, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Atari showed off a new production update on March 20, when they said that they have received enough parts to build the first 500 Atari VCS production units. However, most of these units are earmarked as dev kits for developers.

On May 29, 2020, Atari announced the first batch of 500 production units are ready to exit the factory by mid-June. On June 25, 2020, they announced the all of the 10,000 VCS units will come to the backers this Fall.