Atari, Inc was actually GT Interactive that was bought by Infogrames and then changed its name to Atari, Inc.
The rights and ownership of the classic Atari IP assets is actually owned by a seperate company called Atari Interactive, Inc.
Infogrames is the Majority owner of Atari, Inc but operates as a separate company - hence why its stock was taken off of the French Stock exchange and Atari, Inc's stock continued on the Nasdaq and went into a 10 for 1 stock reversal.
Infogrames does however have the controlling stake in Atari, Inc and therefor directs what the company does and doesn't do.
The Flasback and the Flashback 2 made some very good profits overall, how those profits were shared or split amongst the entities is something only they know, however the bottom line is the products have made Atari significant 7 figure profits, something other products (Getting Up, Matrix, Driv3r) did not do and actually cost the company('s) money.
Lets hope smarter minds prevail and not only does a portable iteration of the Flashback 2 line make its debut, but that also the Flashback 2 makes a return in both NTSC and PAL versions and who knows - maybe with some nice enhancements to them. This of course could potentially set the stage for Atari to move into a more evolved and far more capable platform.
This of course all boils down to that small, yet big word - "IF"
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