Analogue just announced that the analog Pocket handheld console will miss the original delivery date in May 2021
“The current global situation continues to create supply chain challenges beyond our control,” Analogue said in a statement. official statement. “There have been sudden and severe shortages of electrical components as well as logistical problems that have led to a domino effect of challenges for almost everyone in the industry. We work hard to get Pocket out as soon as possible, and we appreciate your understanding and patience. ”
When it was announced at the end of 2019, Analogue spied the pocket as the most advanced handheld console ever perceived, a FPGA based machine that can be configured to play cassettes from all the most popular classic handheld systems: Nintendo Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Sega Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket, Atari Lynx, and even NEC’s TurboGrafx-16 laptop, TurboExpress.
These specifications naturally created waves, which led to a quick sale en Analogue first offered the pre-order pocket in August last year. Demand was so high that Analog later insured potential buyers that the system was never intended to be a limited edition, and that more would be made available. Pre-orders are expected to reopen once this year, although it is possible that these plans may also be affected by component shortages.
For now, we’ll have to wait even longer to check out what Analog suggests will be the Rolls-Royce of Game Boys.
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