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The analog pocket finally has a launch date

The enthusiasts of the retro games have been waiting patiently for a long time by the analogue pocket, but the end is almost in sight. Today, Analogue announced that the portable video game system will begin to be sent to buyers on December 13. The news arrives after multiple delays for the system, which analogue attributed to the global shortage of semiconductors. Initially, the system was destined to launch in May, before being pushed to October and then again to December. Anticipated orders for the system opened in August 2020, so it is safe to say that fans are ready and anxious to have it in their hands.

Analogue's Pocket handheld starts shipping on December 13th

The Tweet de Analogue that announces the release can be found embedded below.

The Analogue website establishes that the systems should reach between 14 and 30 December. Since many tend to travel during the Christmas season, Analogue offers buyers the opportunity to delay shipping to the new year. It is also recommended to buyers who inform the company of any change of address, as it could have changed in the last 15 months.

For those who are not familiar with Pocket Analogue, the portable system is compatible with the game cartridges that were launched for Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance originals. Analogue also offers separate accessories that allow the use of SEGA GAME GEAR cartridges, Neo Geo Pocket / Color and Atari Lynx; There is even a base inspired by Nintendo Switch to play on television! After all, it seems the ideal way to visit a lot of classic games again!

Given the versatility of the handheld, it is easy to see why analogue pocket is such a popular item. Now that the system is finally being sent, it will be interesting to see when analogue opens more anticipated orders. The company has previously indicated that more systems will be available, but it is not clear exactly when that could happen. Taking into account how difficult it has been for companies such as Sony and Microsoft get semiconductors, it is not surprising that analogue has had similar problems. For now, retro players will only have to wait patiently, but at least the first batch of analogue pocket systems is finally coming out!

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