September 30, 2023

The hits simply carry on coming: Atari at this time introduced the Atari 2600+, a retro online game console that appears similar to the unique VCS and can play 2600 and 7800 cartridges.

“Get pleasure from your favourite Atari 2600 and 7800 video games on one system!” the product web page explains. “Not solely does the Atari 2600+ pull double cartridge obligation, it additionally options HDMI and widescreen mode for simple connectivity to fashionable TVs. Soar proper in with the included CX40+ Joystick and a 10-in-1 sport cartridge that options a few of Atari’s most well-known video games like Journey, Missile Command, and Yars’ Revenge.”

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In accordance with the agency—which has had many issues promoting its retro-inspired New VCS console, the 2600+ is an up to date model of the long-lasting Atari VCS that performs “most” legacy Atari 2600 and 7800 sport cartridges—yow will discover the compatibility record right here—gives fashionable HDMI video-out with widescreen assist and an included cable, and a light-up Atari brand. It’s powered by a Rockchip 3128 SOC microprocessor with 256 MB of DDR3 RAM and 256 MB of eMMC mounted inside storage. Energy comes through a bundled USB-C cable.

The CX40+ Joystick is wired through a serial port (not USB?) and has been “lovingly recreated to the identical specs as the unique.” And that 10-in-1 sport cartridge additionally Fight, Dodge ‘Em, Haunted Home, Maze Craze, RealSports Volleyball, Encompass, and Video Pinball along with the three titles famous above.

The Atari 2600+ is on the market for preorder now for $129.99, and Atari says that it’s going to ship in November 2023 within the U.S. solely. And worldwide retailer record is “coming quickly.”