I’ll admit it, it’s hard for me to get into these new-fangled games. I can’t last a second playing Halo, but challenge me at Goldeneye on the 64 and I’ll hand you your ass in a second. If you’re into old games as much as I am, then you’re gonna be super stoked on Hyperkin’s RetroN 5 console, which is launching in December for $99. The console crams ten old-school systems into one, allowing gamers to pop in those old cartridges and relive the golden days of console gaming.
The RetroN 5 plays NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA cartridges all in one console. The RetroN also plays Super Famicom, Famicom, MegaDrive, Game Boy Color and Game Boy games. Thanks to the RetroN’s chipset, no need to worry about region locks and compatibility.
As for control, the RetroN 5 comes with a wireless gamepad, which allows for up to four gamepads to connect at a time. If you wanna go super old school, the console also has two SNES, NES and Genesis controller ports on the sides.
The Hyperkin RetroN 5 will be available on December 10th for $99 in the U.S. and €89.99 in Europe, just in time for Christmas. So dust off those old cartridges old-timers, and get ready to feel like a kid again.
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.”
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