Analogue Pocket orders will reopen soon, with a price increase

Analogue Pocket price increased as orders reopen

Industry-wide effects are putting an extra bump on Analogue Pocket price tags

The Analogue Pocket will soon be shipping for those who pre-ordered it, and Analogue is looking at reopening orders too. But when the Pocket goes back on sale, the price will be a little bit higher for the handheld.

Analogue announced that the Pocket will be available to purchase again on Dec. 14 at 8 a.m. PT. Their goal, they say, is to ensure that everyone who wants an Analogue Pocket will be able to secure an order.

The first part of this means a fulfillment protocol, pushing orders into groups on a first-come, first-serve basis. Group A will get their Pockets in Q1 2022, Group B will receive them in Q4 2022, and Group C will have to wait until 2023.

The other part of this is that the industry-wide component price increase, the Analogue Pocket itself will bump up to $219. All of the Pocket accessories, however, will stay the same price. There will also be a limit to two Analogue Pocket units per customer, and orders can be cancelled for a full refund at any time before shipment.

If you already have an Analogue Pocket pre-order, well, there’s some good news for you. All current pre-orders will start shipping this coming Monday, Dec. 13. Analogue has also upgraded every order to FedEx two-day shipping, in order to get Pockets to folks as quickly as possible.

With the global pandemic and supply chain woes still affecting gaming, Analogue’s move on both the Pocket price and fulfillment groups is pretty understandable. The Playdate, another boutique handheld, had to make a similar move for its own fulfillment.

For those looking to get their hands on one of these tuned-up handhelds before 2023, you might want to set some alarms and mark some calendars for Dec. 14. Analogue will open a new round of Pocket orders at 8 a.m. PT, so brew some coffee too.

Eric Van Allen