RetroN 5 - Preorders Begin; Play All Your Old Carts on a New System (#retro)


A new console is being released soon - it's called the RetroN 5 by Hyperkin.  It allows you to play 5 different cart types, which in turn allow you to play Japanese, European, and American versions of all of your old games from Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Mega Drive, NES, Famicom, SNES, and Super Famicom.  All in one system!

The RetroN 5 was just announced on Amazon as available for preorder, here. 

The RetroN 5 is $100 and it's releasing on Halloween (Oct 31).  Although the system supports 2 wired controller, it also supports a Bluetooth controller designed for the sytem!  The system is full HD as well- it has an HDMI port, and plays games at 720p resolution.

Yes, there have been a ton of retro-cart systems out there, like the FC Twin, but the RetroN 5 looks to be the most complete setup available. 

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Anonymous, 10/3/2013 1:05:27 AM
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Another factor is th
Another factor is that they sound very geeky. The new cosolne war is not to grab the hardcore gamers, but to grab the casual gamers (which is what the Wii is trying really hard to do). You don't want to scare off consumers by making it sound all technical. Which is why the DS is doing so well. Anyone can play it, and you don't have to be knowledgable in computers to do so.Besides, eventually, you run out of

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