Regardless, the December release date marks a significant delay from the system's planned summer launch. Hyperkin chalks it up to "several key modifications made to the console shown at E3." The console is now better ventilated, and it will also allow the use of the Sega Power Base Converter, a peripheral originally designed to let the Sega Genesis play Sega Master System games.
Lest you've forgotten the RetroN 5's other bells and whistles, it plays NES, SNES, Genesis, Game Boy Advance (w/ Game Boy and Game Boy Color support) and Famicom games. The console features HDMI output, game speed control and support for save states. And, in addition to its own wireless controllers, it has ports for Genesis, SNES and NES controllers. It's kind of bananas.
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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