By Richard Ross / September 25th, 2013
With the release hubbub going on for the PS4 and the Xbox One, we sometimes forget there is going to be another console released this year, as well. As someone who has a vast amount of retro games and increasingly limited space, I’ve been looking forward to the RetroN 5 ever since it was announced. My hands-on with it at E3 2013 only made my excitement for it more intense. Well, the wait is almost over! The RetroN 5 will be released December 10th!
For those unfamiliar with the RetroN 5, it’s a console that can play all your NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, and GBA cartridges with added modern conveniences, such as save states, upscaled resolutions and sound. Be sure to order yours today!
Read the original press release below.
Hyperkin to Release RetroN 5 on December 10, 2013
Leading video game peripherals company to release the RetroN 5 during holiday season.
EL MONTE, CA (SEPTEMBER 2013) – 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 power 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.”