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    Default Atari 2600+ (Plus) Official Full Console for November 2023

    Atari 2600+

    Regular price: $129.99.

    https://atari.com/products/atari-2600-plus

    No Cartridge Left Behind

    Enjoy your favorite Atari 2600 and 7800 games on one system! Not only does the Atari 2600+ pull double cartridge duty, it also features HDMI and widescreen mode for easy connectivity to modern TVs.

    Jump right in with the included CX40+ Joystick and a 10-in-1 game cartridge that features some of Atari’s most famous games like Adventure®, Missile Command®, and Yars' Revenge®.
    Features

    The Atari 2600+ is an updated version of the iconic Atari 2600 and has been enhanced in the following ways:

    - Plays both Atari 2600 and 7800 game cartridges
    - HDMI output makes it easy to connect
    - Widescreen mode
    - Enlarged cartridge socket reduces sticking
    - Atari logo lights up when being played

    The system comes with a CX40+ Joystick which has been lovingly recreated to the same specifications as the original, and a 10-in-1 game cartridge featuring some of Atari’s most famous games: Adventure®, Combat®, Dodge 'Em™, Haunted House®, Maze Craze™, Missile Command®, RealSports® Volleyball, Surround™, Video Pinball™, Yars' Revenge®.
    Pre-Order Availability

    This item is currently available for pre-order and will ship in November 2023. Pre-orders are considered final 30 days after the order date.
    International Availability

    United Kingdom - Amazon

    Australia - EB Games

    New Zealand - EB Games

    Austria - Games Only

    Germany - Amazon

    Switzerland - Game Legends

    Spain - GAME

    Poland - Euro

    Benelux - Bol

    Slovenia - Igabiba

    Italy - Amazon
    Hardware

    Featuring a Rockchip 3128 SOC microprocessor with 256MB DDR3 RAM and 256MB eMMC fixed internal storage. Wired CX40+ Joystick with DB9 connector.

    Compatible with most 2600 and 7800 cartridges. View Compatibility List.

    Package Contents

    Atari 2600+ Video Game System includes:
    - Atari 2600+ Game System
    - Atari CX40+ Joystick
    - Atari 10-in-1 Game Cartridge
    - HDMI Cable
    - USB-C Power Cable
    - FUN!
    Instantly compatible with Hundreds of Atari's Original Cartridges

    DOWNLOAD FULL GAME COMPATIBILITY LIST
    Download Compatibility PDF

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/06...f?v=1692667681

    10 chances for endless fun

    System includes a 10-in-1 2600 game cartridge featuring some of Atari’s most famous games: Adventure®, Combat®, Dodge 'Em™, Haunted House®, Maze Craze™, Missile Command®, RealSports® Volleyball, Surround™, Video Pinball™, Yars' Revenge®.
    COMPATIBLE WITH ORIGINAL 2600 & 7800 CARTRIDGES

    Now you can enjoy both Atari 2600 and 7800 game cartridges on one system. Click. Thud. Smile.
    CX40+ Joystick & 
10-in-1 GAME cartridge included
    PRODUCT FEATURES

    Ready to Play
    Has a 10-in-1 cartridge so you can dive into your favorite titles right away.

    2 Systems in 1
    Plays both Atari 2600 and 7800 game cartridges.

    HDMI-Ready
    Easily connects via HDMI so you can enjoy every last pixel.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Materials
    Plastic; Metal

    Microprocessor
    Rockchip 3128 SOC

    Wired Connections
    HDMI; USB-C; DB9 Connector

    PRODUCT DIMENSIONS

    Size
    10.63” x 7.09” x 2.76”

    Weight
    1 lb 9 oz
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    FAQ

    Will this play Atari game cartridges?

    Absolutely! The 2600+ can play both Atari original 2600 and Atari 7800 cartridges, and cartridges from the Atari XP program.
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    Regular price $24.99

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    Regular price $39.99

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    It's not really for me, but I'm going to keep an eye out for reviews and disassembles of their CX-30+ and CX-40+ paddles and stick. Maybe they're worthwhile to have to use on the old hardware?
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    I'm glad to see this being put on the market, but unless you just really love 7800 games I don't see any advantage of this over the Retron 77 (at half the price).

    IMO if you're gonna emulate, just emulate. There's zero advantage to using carts in this situation. Buy an adapter to use your favorite controller on any of the million devices that are cheaper and will perform better than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Az View Post
    I'm glad to see this being put on the market, but unless you just really love 7800 games I don't see any advantage of this over the Retron 77 (at half the price).

    IMO if you're gonna emulate, just emulate. There's zero advantage to using carts in this situation. Buy an adapter to use your favorite controller on any of the million devices that are cheaper and will perform better than this.
    This is for folks that want the nostalgia of putting a cartridge into a machine and playing some fave games on a modern television. Some folks don't want to doink around with emulators or hunting down ROMs. If Atari is going to start selling actual cartridges en masse, the 2600+ is a good avenue for nostalgic gamers to take. It's a pretty slick looking machine that has more "sex appeal" than the Retron 77.

    Personally, I use a Harmony cart so I don't have to yank out my cartridges, so this device wouldn't work for me (unless it's hackable). The controllers, however, are on my radar. I'm not a fan of the Ranger stick from Hyperkin and paddles are becoming harder to find in good shape. I tried playing some H.E.R.O. this past weekend and pushing up didn't seem to register all that well on a Ranger that was hardly used. I'm tempted to roll the dice and get a joystick and set of paddles this payday, hoping they are like the originals in play.

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    While i did buy a atari 2600 again a few years ago i don't know if i'll bother with the 2600+.It's still a emulation based console similar to the likes of the retron77.Though,i'm interested in the paddle bundle since finding ones that work secondhand are a hassle.

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    What I'm hoping is that they come up with some kind of multicarts for home-brew games, maybe home-brews that are fairly old and no longer available. There are probably hundreds of games that were made well after the Atari 2600's demise, it'd be great to be able to get some of them (or at least the ones that don't break copyright laws).

    I hope they come out with an Atari 7800 controller. I actually do love the hell out of the 7800, so having a European style 7800 gamepad would be nice. Maybe some 7800 multicarts too. Maybe even hire a bunch of programmers to make sequels to some of those old games. Ninja Golf 2, anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoshiM View Post
    This is for folks that want the nostalgia of putting a cartridge into a machine and playing some fave games on a modern television.
    I totally understand that, which is why I'm glad a device like this exists. A device with a high compatibility rate that works as intended, with no dicking about with settings, is a good thing.

    My comment about emulation and what leaves me scratching my head is often the first discussion point about something like this are people asking about flash cart compatibility or custom firmware to load ROMs from an SD card. At the end of the day a Harmony cart shoved in a 2600+ is a very, very expensive way to run the same exact emulator and ROM you would on any other emulator setup.

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    This does seem like a decent enough console to fill a need, hopefully it'll be good when it comes out. I still prefer original hardware and displays when possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Az View Post
    I totally understand that, which is why I'm glad a device like this exists. A device with a high compatibility rate that works as intended, with no dicking about with settings, is a good thing.

    My comment about emulation and what leaves me scratching my head is often the first discussion point about something like this are people asking about flash cart compatibility or custom firmware to load ROMs from an SD card. At the end of the day a Harmony cart shoved in a 2600+ is a very, very expensive way to run the same exact emulator and ROM you would on any other emulator setup.
    I suppose the reason people ask about flash cart or SD card compatibility in general is more for the ability to play homebrew or fan translations, or rare games that are too expensive for most people to own legitimately. Or for convenience without needing to change cartridges, just being overall more flexible with usage. Owning any type of console hardware often leads to questions of compatibility, even if I'll rarely if ever use those options myself. It's like caring about region locking when I rarely bother with foreign imports.

    I did wonder about that with the Retron 5, mainly why require dumping the carts each time when it's just emulation, even having built in storage would be beneficial while avoiding SD cards for piracy prevention. Just dump a game once. I don't exactly trust the cart connectors of these cheap modern consoles so I keep thinking they'll cause excessive wear to cartridge contacts with long term use, or possibly damage to carts/chips due to voltage issues as modern electronics use lower internal voltage than older chips require, there's no guarantee these companies compensated for this correctly. I just trust OEM hardware more than most aftermarket ones, especially when produced decades apart.

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