RetroN 5 delayed until 2014

Launch of retro machine pushed back after faulty pins found in some units.

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Hyperkin's retro gaming machine the RetroN 5 has been delayed to Q1 2014.

Set to launch in December, the company found that some packaged units had faulty pins, and is now delaying the product to correctly resolve the issue.

The RetroN 5 has slots for NES, SNES, GameBoy Advance, Genesis/Mega Drive, and Famicom cartridges, both NTSC and PAL, and features its own Bluetooth controller alongside support for original NES, SNES, and Genesis peripherals.

Another key feature in the retro device is its ability to output through HDMI, which would allow people a relatively easy way to play their old games on modern television sets.

“We apologize for the inconvenience,” said product manager Lawrence Lee. “Hyperkin would like to thank you for all the support you have given us throughout the development of the RetroN 5. We are looking forward to its release, estimated to be within the first quarter of 2014, as soon as the issue has been resolved.”

Discussion

221 comments
KingKalo
KingKalo

Every time I get something new, like Ipad, Wii, Pc, I, for some reason, spend all my time making sure it can play nes and mame and stuff.  I spend more time and money retrofying my new tech and never play the games.  (I m about halfway through secret of mana on ipad though)  feels nice

Oscar Bataz
Oscar Bataz

Looks like someone didn't get either system.

Anthony Zombo
Anthony Zombo

^ Contradiction. If they didn't wanted to waste money on Nintendo then they wouldn't have never bother buying the classic Nintendo games in the first place. They would never bother buying this consoles ether.

Oğuzhan Çetin
Oğuzhan Çetin

Deniz Ozz come on man new consoles hands on, forget about #PS4

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

First time I've heard about this system.  Sounds pretty cool.

Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews

Damn, love retro gaming. Gonna keep my eye on this

Ian Kidinacape
Ian Kidinacape

Not a problem. Thank you Hyperkin for making the right call and waiting to give us something even better. I preordered mine last week. I can wait.

Chuck Renninger
Chuck Renninger

I would have killed for this back in the 80's.. The RF modulator line-up behind my TV was hilarious... NES, Atari, Master System(Sega), then the 90's came.. Add in SNES and Genesis. Wretched wire jungle from hell... Add in cable converter, VCR, Stereo system, and the Sega channel adapter... >_

Chuck Renninger
Chuck Renninger

Why waste money on Nintendo? period. Controller...roms.. emulator.. done. As for those old cartridges people collect/play/still have from childhood? Put them in Storage...display cases..etc. Don't add to their hours of possible failure from usage. (I say that respectfully..my first home console was NES back in 87' ..)

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Dude I want one I nvr knew about this nice soo gonna get this.

Jacob Leyva
Jacob Leyva

Just how expensive is this thing going to be?

Kevin Arzola
Kevin Arzola

Jake Albert emulator on a pc... free Rom online... no need to waste a cent

Jake Albert
Jake Albert

"old games that no one wants to play anymore"...........someone is uninformed about how hot 80s/90s stuff is right now! People will pay $50 for a Super Nintendo with a controller and cables. Gotta love the DERPs with the "Old systems are worthless when the new ones come out" attitude!

Jeremy Wells
Jeremy Wells

Some of us "old folks" also have the original games still too, but broken/lost/stolen consoles (oh stolen Atari 2600 and cartridge collection, how I miss thee!!)

Ben Middleton
Ben Middleton

looks like it should of came out to compete with the sega megadrive or gamecube

Christoff O'Brien
Christoff O'Brien

Am I the meanest? Am I the prettiest? Am I the baddest mofo lowdown around this town?

Iain Marcus Davis
Iain Marcus Davis

ahh i can see the problem! it's just a two dimensional drawing.

Anthony Zombo
Anthony Zombo

You do know we are close to the digital age. It's crazy how things change. Change is scary, am I right?

Jake Albert
Jake Albert

Because some people actually like to collect and play the old cartridges! This saves some room on the tv stand. I know its crazy right?!

Marky360
Marky360

How much are these to be sold for? Depending in the price I want one as I know of a games hop that sells retro games and they have a lot of titles.

Derek Torres
Derek Torres

So we're going back to the past? I can imagine on how expensive this console going to be.

Anthony Carbone
Anthony Carbone

Sum1 should let MS know that this is what your suppose to do

Marshal Smith
Marshal Smith

Nothing beats using an actual controller and cartridge my friend.

Marshal Smith
Marshal Smith

This thing is awesome. Emulators are cool but nothing beats actually using a controller and cartridge. The ouya did bad because it is a stupid console to begin with. It was pretty much the android store for more money.

Marshal Smith
Marshal Smith

It doesn't look that bad and who cares what it looks like. It what it dies that makes it so damn awesome

Ryan Middlebrooks
Ryan Middlebrooks

lets also not forget this is almost some random machine that not many people have heard about, its got a reputation to build.

Marshal Smith
Marshal Smith

Me neither! I had no idea this was a thing XD I am totally getting it

Anthony Zombo
Anthony Zombo

And they are going to release GameCube games and more N64 games in 2014.

Anthony Zombo
Anthony Zombo

So does the eShop. It also has GBA, SNES, GB, GBC, NES, and Genesis games.

Corye Snodgrass
Corye Snodgrass

Because you can't get all NES games and if you knew anything. You would know the ones on eShop aren't even close to being as hard as when they first came out. Plus this doesn't just play NES, it even play's SNES, GB, Genesis and the imports.

Ryan Goins
Ryan Goins

People that buy PC components (especially motherboards) sometimes get multiple DOA replacements in a row. It's way worse on that front than it is for consoles.

Nick Salazar
Nick Salazar

who cares about this trash system. I got my Xbox One and soon will have a ps4 both are better than this water down crap machine.