Analogue Pocket preorders gained’t arrive till December 2021

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The Analogue Pocket has skilled a number of delays already because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s struggling one other, the corporate shared on its website. Preorders for the retro handheld that may play Sport Boy cartridges and different codecs like Sport Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Coloration, and extra by way of adapters will ship “on the newest in December.” The $199 console was beforehand slated to launch in October, following a delay that pushed it from its unique 2020 launch window.

Analogue says that “on account of new Covid restrictions with our meeting companions, their capability to ship inside our agreed timeframe has been affected.” Although understandably irritating for individuals who like to remain entertained throughout powerful instances, you possibly can’t pin blame simply on Analogue since chip shortages spurred by the pandemic have impacted practically each firm.

Analogue shared that, after the vacation season, it expects to have the Pocket and all of its equipment restocked and prepared for speedy delivery. So, hopefully that is the ultimate delay for the hand held.