Grab A Modelo And Put Your Feet Up For A Spell
That Atari VCS which you foolishly pre-ordered on December 14, 2017 May 30, 2018 for $199, $239, $280 plus a $90, $110 controller for release on Q2 of 2019, end of year 2019 March 2020 has now been delayed, but still might possibly come out some time this year. This time it isn’t a change in management nor the chip inside; it is being blamed on the novel Corona virus which has thankfully spread through the news far more effectively than it has the population. It seems the factory which is to make the VCS has been shut down, for most of the manufacturing in China takes place in the north and they have wisely shut down until the virus is at least contained.
This is the least worst of the delays so far as there is no possible reason to risk human life to deliver electronic doohickeys on time, however one can’t help but wonder if these new retro console releases are all somehow cursed.
This time it isn’t because there is a new AMD chip, or because the accessories aren’t ready, or its chief architect has quit claiming he hasn’t been paid for six months. No, this time it is the Wuhan coronavirus.