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Atari delays planned Ataribox preorders

Atari delays planned Ataribox preorders


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Earlier this week, Atari announced that it would be opening preorders for the Ataribox today, on December 14th, but that no longer seems to be the case. Engadget is reporting that the company has emailed prospective customers that it needs more time "to create the platform and ecosystem the Atari community deserves."

The company is reportedly delaying the preorders for the console while it continues to figure things out. According to Engadget, more information about the new launch plans should be coming in the next few weeks.

But it’s not exactly a resounding vote of confidence for the console, which is set to cost somewhere between $250 and $300 dollars. Along with the now nebulous release window and preorder date, Atari has also revealed almost no information about the specs of the Ataribox (it’ll have a custom AMD processor and run Linux), or what games it’ll actually have. The latest delay — coming just days after announcing that it would be opening preorders today — isn’t a great look for the fledging console.