Game Over? Atari token drops 70 percent a few days after token sale

Game developer Atari’s foray into crypto-verse does not seem to be a success. Numerous breakdowns, latency times and user complaints caused the ATRI price to dash down within 36 hours of the token sale.

The video game pioneer Atari has been working on a decentralized platform for all kinds of entertainment offers since 2018, in which the in-house crypto currency, the Atari token, acts as a means of payment. The public launch of the Atari Token (ATRI) started via an Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) on Bitcoin.com on November 2nd. However, the well-known video game developer did not seem to have had a particularly successful first foray into the crypto space. Within a few days, the ATRI rate fell by 70 percent. It is currently trading well below the original sales price and even below the price that was reduced in the pre-sales rounds.

Atari’s token sale mishaps

Some mishaps had seriously affected the token sale. These included, on the one hand, the problems with the order processing, the insufficient crediting of funds to the accounts and payment delays of up to 16 hours. A Reddit user writes:

The orders didn’t come in and the support didn’t respond. Somehow things were sorted out and the CEO apologized.

So far, the team behind the Atari token has not commented on the bumpy processes. Meanwhile, the provider’s Twitter account has also appeared comparatively quiet in the last few days.

Users lodge a complaint

Users complained about the awkward process of token sales. According to the Reddit user, Atari allegedly told presale buyers that they would be able to transfer their tokens to the exchange five minutes before the official listing on Bitcoin.com. At the time of the listing, however, this option did not work. Instead, pump-and-dump transactions by public buyers and Atari itself took place shortly after the listing, according to the user.