Hyperkin’s RetroN consoles are popular because they allow you to play original game cartridges without the need for the original hardware. So if your SNES, Megadrive, or Game Boy has died, for example, a RetroN allows you to continue playing.
In March this year the RetroN 5 was announced.
It includes 5 cartridge slots and allows for games to be played from 9 different machines, which include:
- Super Famicon
- Game Boy
- Game Boy Color
- Game Boy Advance
The RetroN 5 was meant to arrive in July, but that date came and went with a release expected at least before the end of this year. However, that now isn’t going to happen.
The reason being Hyperkin has discovered some of the RetroN 5 units coming off the production line have faulty pins meaning they won’t be fully operational. Sorting out this manufacturing problem has meant pushing back the release to Q1 2014.
Such delays are really frustrating for a machine that’s clearly going to be very popular. But hopefully this is the last of them, and we’ll get to finally purchase one before the end of March next year.