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Sega, Atari Classic Consoles Releasing In September

The Sega Genesis Flashback and Atari Flashback 8 Gold go on sale on September 22.


AtGames has announced release dates for its upcoming line of Sega and Atari classic consoles. The plug-and-play systems are scheduled to go on sale in September.

The higher end Sega Genesis Flashback and Atari Flashback 8 Gold are slated to release on September 22--a little over a week before Nintendo's official new micro console, the SNES Classic, launches. Both the Sega and Atari Flashback systems retail for $80 each and come pre-loaded with a selection of classic titles; the Genesis Flashback features 85 games, while the Atari Flashback includes 120. Both consoles also support 720p HDMI output and include two wireless controllers, ports for wired controllers, and a save/pause/rewind feature for every title.

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In addition to those, AtGames is offering several other versions of the classic Sega and Atari consoles. The Atari Flashback Portable and Sega Genesis Ultimate Portable, as their name implies, are handheld versions of the classic consoles and come pre-loaded with 70 and 85 games, respectively. These versions retail for $60 each and go on sale on September 1. You can learn more about the consoles on AtGames' website.

Pre-orders for the Sega and Atari classic consoles open at major retailers later this week, on July 28. Meanwhile, the SNES Classic went up for pre-order on Walmart last Friday and sold out within minutes, with many pre-orders getting cancelled. Target is expected to open pre-orders for the console "at a later date." You can keep track of when pre-orders go live here. Atari has also announced it is releasing a brand-new console that will offer both "current" and "classic" content, though it currently doesn't have a release date.

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