The Atari 2600 Is Back As A New Console For $130

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The Atari 2600, which was one of the first modern consoles when it was released 46 years ago in 1977, is making a comeback. Atari and publisher Plaion have announced the Atari 2600+, which is described as a “modern-day faithful recreation” of the iconic console.

The Atari 2600+ launches on November 17, 2023 around the world, and preorders are now available for $130 USD.

The system comes with 10 of Atari’s most famous games loaded onto one cartridge, including Adventure and Missile Command. It also supports any Atari 2600 or 7800 game cartridges that you might already own. It was designed using “modern technology” and includes the system’s iconic CX40 joystick built with the same size and layout.

The Atari 2600+ runs on USB power and connects to your screen via HDMI, with support for multiple resolutions. It is 20% smaller than the original Atari 2600. The full list of games can be seen below.

Additionally, Plaion and Atari are launching a bundle that comes with the CX-30 paddle controller and a four-game bundle for $40. The games included in this bundle include Breakout, Canyon Bomber, Night Driver, and Video Olympics. What’s more, Atari will sell a CX-40 standalone joystick for $35. Finally, Atari will offer Berzerk- Enhanced Edition and Mr. Run and Jump 2600 for $30 each.

Atari 2600+ Games

  • Adventure
  • Combat
  • Dodge ‘Em
  • Haunted House
  • Maze Craze
  • Missile Command
  • Realsports
  • Volleyball
  • Surround
  • Video Pinball
  • Yars’ Revenge