Hyperkin's RetroN 5 delayed until 2014

6:08 PM, Nov 27, 2013   |    comments
Hyperkin's Retron5 retro video game console.
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Due to faulty pins within the retro video game console, Hyperkin has delayed the launch of its RetroN 5 until early 2014.

"We apologize for the inconvenience," said Lawrence Lee, Hyperkin's Project Manager.  "Hyperkin would like to thank you for all the support you have given us throughout the development of the RetroN 5. We are looking forward to its release, estimated to be within the first quarter of 2014, as soon as the issue has been resolved."

The Retron5, which is the follow-up to its Retron3 retro video game console, accepts NES, Famicom, SNES, Genesis, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA game cartridges.  It then up-converts them to HD and connects to modern televisions via HDMI.

It accepts the original controllers for all of its supported systems, but for those who don't have any of those 20-plus-year-old pieces of gaming hardware, it also comes with its own wireless bluetooth gamepads.

The device is expected to cost no more than $100 at launch.

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