Atari is going to revive its iconic console with the release of the Atari 2600 Plus, which is scheduled for November 17 at a price of $129.99. The new console is an 80% smaller version of the original Atari 2600, equipped with HDMI and USB-C ports for connecting to modern devices. A special feature of this console is compatibility with game cartridges for the Atari 2600 and 7800. It also supports the original joysticks and pad controllers, providing an authentic gaming experience.

The Atari 2600 Plus retains much of the original console’s aesthetic, including the iconic backlit wooden panel with the Atari logo. It has four switches surrounding the cartridge slot, which has been slightly enlarged to make it easier to insert cartridges.

The console is powered by the Rockchip 3128 SoC, a low-powered 4-core processor that has been around for a few years, but is more than capable of running classic Atari games. The console comes with a 10-in-1 game cartridge that allows players to start playing right away.

Atari 2600 Plus is another attempt to revive the classic game console

This is not the first attempt by Atari to play on nostalgia. In 2021, the company released the Atari VCS, a console and TV set-top box combination at a price similar to the Xbox Series S. However, the Atari 2600 Plus with its competitive price and wide compatibility with old Atari game cartridges has a better chance of winning the market.