Atari VCS Distributor Announced for Australia/New Zealand

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oprainfall | Atari VCS

Today, Atari named its distributor for Atari VCS in Australia and New Zealand as Bluemouth Interactive. They are a supplier of video game, mobile phone, and audio accessories in these regions. The press release contains the following comments from Atari CEO, Frédéric Chesnais:

“We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Bluemouth Interactive to bring the Atari VCS overseas to Australia and New Zealand. Bluemouth Interactive is an experienced distributor of video games, accessories, and gaming hardware, making them the ideal partner to help Atari launch its first new homing gaming system in decades.”

Bluemouth Interactive

Atari’s VCS lineup of video computer systems, bundles, and peripherals is set to launch this November. In North America, they can be pre-ordered at AtariVCS.com, Walmart.com, or Gamestop.com. For those in Australia and New Zealand, pre-orders are available at EB Games, JB HiFi, The Gamesmen, Catch.com.au, Mightape.co.nz, and Atarivcs.com.au.

The press release also included some pricing details:

Item

Pricing

Atari VCS 800 (8GB) Onyx Base System $299.99 USD / AU$699.95 / NZ$749.95
Atari VCS 800 Classic Joystick $59.99 USD / AU$109.95 / NZ$129.95
Atari VCS Modern Controller $59.99 USD / AU$109.95 / NZ$129.95
All of the above combined $399.99 USD / NZ$899.95

 

They also have various bundles available. The press release notes that the classic joystick and modern controllers were created in partnership with PowerA. They also stated that more international pre-sale dates will be announced soon.

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