The NES Classic was a huge success bringing players back to fan favorites like Super Mario Brothers 3 and The Legend of Zelda. Sega came to the scene with the Sega Genesis Classic which did well too and now Atari has something in the works, although it’s a little different.
Atari is coming out with a new game console that has the old classics loaded on it but is “based on PC technology” and will also be playing new Atari games. Really it’s inevitable that Atari come out with some sort of Atari “classic” to cash in on the nostalgia but they are taking it a step further with creating a new console. With Microsoft’s XBOX One, Sony’s Playstation 4, and even Nintendo’s Wii-U and Switch, I don’t think Atari is going to do very well in the console market. Besides consoles you have huge numbers of mobile and PC gamers out there I just don’t see that many switching to Atari. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
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