Hyperkin just announced the release date of their RetroN 5 console - it will now launch on December 10. The date previously listed on Amazon was a placeholder and was an error.
The RetroN 5 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!
Here's the statement released today:
Hyperkin has set December 10, 2013 as the official release date for the RetroN 5. The RetroN 5 plays NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA cartridges all in one convenient console. The US release will coincide with the European release, with the MSRP set at $99.99 in the US and €89.99 in the European territories.
Hyperkin explains the delay in release was due to several key modifications made to the console shown at E3. The shell design was changed to allow for better ventilation, as well as accommodations to use the Sega Power Base Converter allowing users to play Master System cartridges on the console.
All versions of the RetroN 5 will come with an AC adapter with four variable head sockets to fit multiple regions with the voltage ranging from 110 to 240 volts.
Hyperkin also confirms that the release date of October 31, 2013 listed on Amazon was a placeholder, and that Amazon has been contacted to correct the release date.
“Retron 5 will be the most amazing classic game console.” said Steven Mar, Hyperkin’s Executive Director. “We thank everyone who has been patient and supportive of Hyperkin during development.”
The RetroN 5 is $100. 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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