Analog’s Pocket is the latest gadget that is negatively impacted by the global shortage of chips and electronic components. The sleek and modern device that lets you play Game Boy cassettes will now be launched in October, an additional five-month delay, the company announced today.
“The current global situation continues to create supply chain challenges beyond our control,” Analogue said in a blog post today. “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.”
Super Nt will be back in April. Mega Sg and DAC shortly after.
– Analog (@analogue) March 31, 2021
This is not the first time Analog had to delay the pocket. in July last year, the company announced that it would not close the release window for 2020 and pushed the release date back to May 2021.
Analgoue is among many companies affected by component shortages, which have slowed down the production of many electronics, from smartphones to cars, while making it almost impossible to buy next-generation gaming products, including graphics cards, PS5, and Xbox Series X.