New Atari 2600+ lets you play old cartridges of Atari 2600 and Atari 7800

Dust off your Atari 2600 and 7800 cartridges and play them on new Atari 2600+ via HDMI and widescreen.

Atari is back with the relaunch of a classic console, now named the Atari 2600+. This gaming device has a fresh take on everything nostalgic about numerous Atari games.

One of its deal breakers is compatibility for cartridge games of Atari 2600 and Atari 7800, letting owners play their favorites once again. That said, the Atari 2600+ supports HDMI connectivity so players can experience the Atari classics on many modern TVs. The console also allows widescreen mode – massive for platformers too!

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If you’ve experienced cartridge sticking, Atari addressed the issue by giving the Atari 2600+ an enlarged cartridge socket. When a game is being played, you’ll know it as the Atari logo lights up during gameplay.

According to Atari, Atari 2600+ comes with the CX40+ Joystick but recreated with the same specs as the original for modern gaming. You’ll need to buy a separate joystick to play two-player co-op gaming though. Another included in the package is a 10-in-1 game cartridge which features many Atari popular games, such as Haunted House, Maze Craze, and RealSports.

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Curious about its specs? The Atari 2600+ is made of plastic and metal, powered by the Rockchip 3128 SoC, and has an extra wired support for USB-C and DB9 connector.

So, when will this console arrive on shelves near you and how much will it cost? Atari 2600+ is now live on Atari’s official site with an introductory price of $129.99 or ₱7,406.64. It is officially launching this November 17, but you can now pre-order the console. International retailers are open too!

Atari 2600+ is the latest of its kind to be released 30 years after the last unit of the Atari 2600 series. The series was first launched in September 1977 and ended in January 1992. Yet it sold around 30 million units in its lifespan.


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