Sega, Atari Classic Consoles Releasing In September

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

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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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I guess the digital versions for modern platforms didn't work well enough. Making hardware is expensive.

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It appears the future is in the past, just don't get the attraction.

If such an interest in these, than why come out with a state of the art system and the push for more power better graphics all the time. Heck everyone cries already if the new systems are not back word compatible with old games.

Supply and demand thingy - just wonder how long folks keep playing these old washed up games anyway. Guessing couple of weeks and then move on.

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20 years from now Apple will be launching a line of mini iphones for the then grown up millennials.

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You know just seeing the Mega Drive box with SEGA and Sonic brings back memories of the 90's era for consoles when it truly was a proud generation to be a gamer

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The dawn of the micro nostalgia console era rises.

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Upvoting for proper preordering systems...

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Very smart......cashing in on the people who want this AND the millions of people who will not be able to find a SNES Classic when it releases and need to get a nostalgia fix.

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I'm assuming that since it doesn't say bluetooth, it isn't bluetooth.

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@superklyph: If I recall correctly, a sega mini console was sold last christmas, but it required a direct line of sight to the console to work.

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@93ChevyNut: All the wireless controllers in these retro units have always used Infrared connections in the past, most likely still do. If they did upgrade those in the Gold models (which I doubt they did and cannot find any info about that) then it would be worth the extra cost.

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Everybody is now trying to cash in on nostalgic gamers, I am all about the future the past is gone, 4k gaming is what I am interested in.

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@yukushi: Sucky games still suck in 4K. Most newer games are focus-tested into mediocrity.

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@Barighm: EXACTLY.

Like when the Mass Effect developers sent out a survey asking what players didn't like about it, but limited feedback to 400 characters... (That's less than 3 SMS texts, for the slow)

...and then asked a long series of questions around the perceived valuations of their microtransaction systems.

4K? Sure! Missing their built-in market's desires completely? Absolutely.

...yet I will absolutely plug my SNES Classic into my 4K TV this Xmas season, and laugh & play with a whole range of family, young & old alike.

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Tell me when an N64 and PS1 version comes out.

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@lilhurk1985187: Heck ya. I'd love a PS1 version with old school Legacy of Kain.

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@jcharp: why will someone not make a new legacy of kain game? They where the dogs bollocks.

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@UltimateBastard: sadly those of us who know about it are a minority. Square Enix should revive the series.

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@jcharp: Same.

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