Last Updated on November 17, 2023
To celebrate the successful launch of the Atari 2600+, Atari today announced three new accessories to further enhance the console’s capabilities and expand its compatibility with classic Atari games. These accessories include:
- CX78+ Gamepad: This gamepad supports two-button 7800 games, providing a more comfortable and authentic experience for playing these titles.
- CX30+ Paddle Pack: This standalone paddle controller is perfect for games that require paddle controls, such as Breakout and Pong.
- Accessory Extension Cable: This cable extends the reach of controllers, giving gamers more freedom of movement and flexibility during gameplay.
Atari 2600+ Compatibility Update
After extensive testing, Atari is pleased to confirm that its new retro console is compatible with an impressive 99% of Atari 2600 and 7800 games. This means that retro enthusiasts can enjoy their vast collections of classic Atari titles on the new console. An updated compatibility list is available on Atari.com.
Additional Atari 7800/2600 games coming soon
Atari is further expanding its lineup with four additional 7800/2600 games scheduled for release in early 2024. These games will be announced soon, but Atari promises that they will be fan favorites that will bring back fond memories of the golden age of gaming.
Pricing and availability
The new Atari 2600+ accessories are available worldwide today at major retailers. Pricing is as follows:
- CX-30 Paddle Controller with 4-in-1 multi-game cartridge: $39.99 / €34.99 / £29.99
- Standalone CX-40 Joystick: $24.99 / €22.99 / £19.99
- Berzerk Enhanced Edition and Mr. Run and Jump: $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99
Alternative retro posters
For the retro-loving community, PLAION, in partnership with PosterSpy, has been revealing a series of alternative retro posters designed by artists across the globe, inspired by the console. These posters have been unveiled in the lead up to launch, with the final one being revealed today across PLAION social media channels.
With its modern technology, authentic retro design, and expanding library of compatible games, the Atari 2600+ is the perfect way to relive the glory days of gaming.
You can buy the console direct from Atari, or pick up the Atari 2600+ from Amazon, where it is listed for just £99.99.