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An Icon Returns: The Atari 2600+ is Out Today


The Atari 2600+ – a modern day faithful recreation of the pioneering console that first appeared in 1980 – has officially released. Units have started shipping to pre-order customers.

Atari and Plaion also today revealed three new accessories: 

  • the CX78+ Gamepad (supporting two-button 7800 games)
  • a standalone CX30+ Paddle Pack, and
  • an accessory extension cable. 

Additionally, coming early 2024 we will be bringing four additional 7800/2600 games to market. More details on retailer availability to come soon.  

For our retro enthusiasts looking to check if their collection is compatible with the Atari 2600+, following thorough testing we are happy to confirm a 99% compatibility rate with just under 600 games tested. An updated compatibility list can be found on

The Atari 2600+ is launching with ten of the most recognized video games in Atari’s history, including Adventure and Missile Command, the Atari 2600+ has been created using modern technology to authentically replicate the original 4-switch Atari 2600 Video Game System. For those looking to relive the gameplay experiences of the ‘70s and ’80s, included with the Atari 2600+ is the CX40+ Joystick Controller, recreated with the same size and layout as the original 2600 Joystick Controller for that added touch of nostalgia.

Also available worldwide in stores today: The CX-30 Paddle Controller with 4-in-1 multi-game cartridge $39.99 (34.99€ / ฃ29.99); a standalone CX-40 Joystick $24.99 (22.99€ / ฃ19.99); Berzerk Enhanced Edition and Mr. Run and Jump for $29.99 (29.99€ / ฃ24.99).

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