If you were hanging out for a Hyperkin RetroN 5 console for Christmas, you might need to re-organise your wishlist. The hardware manufacturer has delayed the all-in-one-console’s official release, after discovering some packaged units contained faulty pins.
The RetroN 5, in case you missed it, will happily play games for your NES, Famicom, SNES, Genesis, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance consoles – adding HDMI upscaling and very modern save states.
The good news: It’s still on its way. The bad: It won’t be here until the first quarter of 2014, says Hyperkin Project Manager Lawrence Lee:
We apologize for the inconvenience. 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.
International gamers, breathe easy: Hyperkin has promised the RetroN 5 will ship with an international power adapter, four variable head sockets and a voltage range of 110-240 volts.