Atari Is Releasing a $1,000 Boxset for Its 50th Anniversary and It’s Only Making 100 of Them

By | February 7, 2023

Atari is celebrating its 50th anniversary in style with a $999.99 collectible boxset that features 10 Atari 2600 cartridges with reimagined artwork, acrylic toppers that light up when inserted into the console, and more. Oh, and there will only be 100 of them available worldwide.

As detailed by Atari, these cartridges — which hold Adventure, Missile Command, Warlords, Super Breakout, Crystal Castles, Haunted House, Yars’ Revenge, Centipede, Asteroids, and Gravitar — also feature a remastered version of their original key art.

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Also included are cardstock posters, instructional manuals with bonus material, hard enamel pins, patches, certificates of authenticity, and a digital copy of each game that can be played on the Atari VCS. If that wasn’t enough, when you put all 10 cartridges together, they display the Atari 50th Anniversary logo, making it a perfect item for any collector’s shelf.

The collection is currently in pre-production and Atari notes that any artwork is subject to change. Pre-orders are now open, and those who wish to secure one will have to wait three to four months to get their product. It’s also important to note that once the pre-order window closes, all orders will be considered final and will not be able to be canceled.

This is only one way Atari is celebrating this big milestone, as it previously released Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration, and we fell in love with it.

In our Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration review, we said that it “offers a completely new, very fun way to explore several decades of Atari arcade machines, consoles, handhelds, and PCs.”

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