The analog pocket, a retro all-purpose portable console for $ 199 able to play Game Boy, Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, and Atari Lynx games from their original cartridges, has again been delayed. It was originally slated for release in 2020, but then and now supply chain challenges have caused the small business to push back on its plans.
Pocket is delayed and shipped in October 2021.
There are sudden and severe shortages of electrical components and logistical issues leading to a domino effect of challenges for almost everyone in the industry.
We are sorry that this is happening.
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– Analogue (@analogue) March 31, 2021
Analogue is offering a full refund to anyone who has already pre-ordered a system and is not willing to wait until October, provided the system is released at that time. According to the company’s blog, “There have been sudden and severe shortages of electrical components as well as logistical issues leading to a domino effect of challenges for almost everyone in the industry.” Separately, he tweeted that the Super Nt system will be replenished in April, with Mega SG and Dace following shortly after. 2021 could still be a good year for alternative consoles, – as long as the global shortage of chips does not interfere.