Atari Unleash Their Retro Handheld and Plug & Play Joystick in Time for Christmas

Retro gaming giants Atari and publisher PQube has announced two brand new products from the iconic gaming brand available October 26th, 2018

on October 19, 2018 8:05 AM

It’s almost coming up to that wonderful time of year, yet again, where we see an influx of products enticing us to buy them. Atari is no exception to this rule, but their latest goods definitely made we want to give in to consumerism being a lifelong fan of anything Atari.

Today, the masters of retro gaming have revealed their latest two products; the Atari Retro Handheld and Atari Retro Plug & Play Joystick. The adorable handheld comes with a 2.4-inch color screen and the original console finish of the wood veneer. The small but mighty machine has over 50 classic games pre-loaded on to it that include Asteroids, Pong, Centipede, Missile Command, Breakout, Millipede, and many others to get your teeth into.

The Atari Plug & Play Joystick looks just like the original Atari joystick if you’re old enough to remember it that is. The only difference now is that a fire button is added to the top to make it simpler to shoot. You have the ability to stretch out on your sofa and play some of the worlds greatest classics as it will connect to your TV with the included A/V cable or HDMI with a suitable adapter.

In May this year, we saw Atari push out their VCS Models. The Atari VCS Onyx and the Atari VCS Day One Collector’s Edition. Both are available to pre-order from Indiegogo and are due to ship mid-2019.

The Atari Retro Handheld, priced at £34.99/$45 and Atari Retro Joystick, priced at £24.99/$32, will launch on October 26th, 2018 and are available to pre-order now from and Amazon.

For a more visual approach to the Atari Retro Handheld, check out the video below:

Atari Unleash Their Retro Handheld and Plug & Play Joystick in Time for Christmas

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Rachael, who is from Ireland, has been gaming for over 25 years. You can find her playing on the Switch, PS4 or Xbox One. She's a huge lover of Naughty Dog, declaring The Last Of Us to be her favorite in recent times. When not gaming, she enjoys playing the guitar, nature, reading and going on mindless adventures.