The analog pocket finally has a release date

Retro gaming enthusiasts have long waited patiently for the Analogue Pocket, but the end is in sight. Today Analogue announced that the handheld video game system will be shipping to buyers starting December 13th! The news comes after several delays for the system, which Analogue attributes to the global shortage of semiconductors. The system was originally supposed to be released in May before moving to October and then back to December. Pre-orders for the system opened in August 2020, so it’s safe to say that fans are ready and eager to get their hands on it!

Analogue’s tweet announcing the release is embedded below.

Analogue’s website states the systems should arrive between December 14th and December 30th. As many tend to travel during the holiday season, Analogue is offering buyers the option to postpone shipping until the New Year. It is also recommended that buyers notify the company of any address changes as they may have changed in the last 15 months.

For those unfamiliar with the analog bag, the handheld system is compatible with game cartridges released for the original Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance. Analogue also offers separate attachments that allow the use of Sega Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket / Color and Atari Lynx cartridges; There’s even a Nintendo Switch-inspired dock for TV gaming! All in all, it looks like the ideal way to revisit a number of classic games!

Given the versatility of the handheld, it’s easy to see why the Analogue Pocket is such a hot product. Now that the system is finally shipping, it will be interesting to see when Analogue will open more pre-orders. The company previously announced that more systems would be made available, but it’s not exactly clear when that might happen. When you consider how difficult it has been for companies like Sony and Microsoft to get semiconductors, it’s not surprising that Analogue had similar problems. For now, retro gamers just have to wait patiently, but at least the first analog pocket systems are finally on their way!

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