Handheld version of the Atari 2600 from november in the market

Handheld version of the Atari 2600 from november in the market

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Atari has two versions of Atari Retro announced: a handheld video game console and a plug-and-play joystick.

The game console will get a design that is based on the appearance of the original 2600 from 1977. So, it has wooden finishes. Also, the handheld is a 2.4-inch screen, an analog stick, and support for AV. Also there will be a HDMI adaptor available for the device. The device is forty euros in costs.

In addition, Atari is a plug-and-play joystick revealed. This is based on the Atari CX40 joystick, which is also seen as the symbol of video game systems from the 80s. The device can be directly connected to a screen and acts as a controller. The joystick is thirty dollars.

Both devices get fifty classic games included. These include Asteroids, Pong and Breakout. The joystick and the console must be in november come on the market, though there is still no exact date given.


Atari follows up with two retro-devices by the example of Nintendo, which recently released the NES Classic Mini released. On 29 september appears also in the CONTEXT of the Classic Mini, which 21 classic SNES-games are included.

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