Analogue Pocket postponed again, released in December 2021

Analogue Pocket postponed again, released in December 2021

Analogue Pocket postponed again

Analogue Pocket has undergone another postponement, according to what Analogue reported in a new post on the official website, although the shift, this time, is rather slight, given that the new release date is scheduled for December 2021.

The problem is always the general state of production due to Covid-19: "Unfortunately, due to the restrictions caused by Covid with our manufacturing partners, their ability to distribute the components in the agreed period that we had foreseen has entailed changes, "reads the message.

" This created a ripple effect of delays beyond our control, reflecting on what would otherwise have been a well-organized process. " At this point, the console launch period is set for December 2021, with a further restock scheduled for just after Christmas as a second round.

This is another delay in a long chain: Analogue Pocket was expected to arrive in 2020, then it was moved to May 2021.

Analogue Pocket is a portable console that runs the original games of the Game Boy family and other portable consoles (with adapters) From here it was postponed to October 2021 and finally, with this last postponement, to December 2021 and hopefully it will be the final date.

Analogue Pocket is the new portable machine from Analogue that aims to make all the games of the Game Boy family work and, with adapters, including those from Neo Geo Pocket, Game Gear and Atari Lynx. Like all Analogue consoles, this one also works with the original cartridges, using a sophisticated FPGA system, i.e. without software emulation but with a replica as faithful as possible of the original hardware operation, albeit with various new precautions such as improved display and video output in High Definition.

All this, moreover, in a decidedly elegant form. We recently talked about the console in the special about the year of portable consoles, looking at Steam Deck, Nintendo Switch OLED, Analogue Pocket and Playdate.

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Analogue Pocket delayed again, to December

a video game remote control © Image: Analogue

The high-end retro console seller Analogue has once again pushed back the shipping date for its Game Boy-like gaming device, the Pocket. Pre-orders of the fancy handheld are now scheduled to ship in December “at the latest,” the company said Friday in a post on its support site.

Analogue cited “new Covid restrictions with our assembly partners” as the cause, saying that they’ve “created a domino effect of delays beyond our control.”

“We understand how frustrating this is,” the company said. “It’s very frustrating for us, too.”

In April, the company described a similar “domino effect” in explaining why the Pocket was delayed to October. The retro handheld went up for pre-order in August 2020 and was originally scheduled to ship that year.

Analogue noted Friday that the Pocket and its accessories “will be restocked and shipping immediately” after the holiday season. In February, the company said that it would make more Pockets and reopen orders in 2021, since many people who wanted one couldn’t snag a pre-order last year.

The Analogue Pocket costs $199.99, and comes in black and white color schemes. The portable device will play Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games natively, as well as Neo Geo Pocket Color, Atari Lynx, and Sega Game Gear games through cartridge adapters. It also has a synthesizer, if that’s up your alley.