French videogame maker Atari reveals its new console

(Reuters) – French videogame maker Atari SA provided the first details of its “Ataribox”, the iconic company’s first console in more than two decades.

The company said “Ataribox” is inspired by its previous consoles, incorporating a raised back and a front panel that can be either of wood or glass. The console will come in two types: a wood, and a black/red version. (

“Our objective is to create something new, that stays true to our heritage, while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari,” the company said.

The company did not provide information on timing, pricing, games or detailed hardware specifications.

Atari, founded in 1972, dominated the early videogame market with classic games such as Pong, Asteroids and Missile Command.

(Reporting by Anya George Tharakan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)