Hold onto your carts
The Analogue Pocket, a new machine that can play a breadth of portable games, is delaying shipments due to a shortage of necessary components.
Analogue confirmed in an announcement that the current global state of affairs has created supply chain challenges outside the company’s control. The new shipping window for the Pocket is set for Oct. 2021.
“There have been sudden and severe electrical component shortages as well as logistical issues leading to a domino effect of challenges for nearly everyone in the industry,” the blog says. It also backlinks two news stories, including one about the Ever Given, the boat that was stuck in the Suez Canal.
Analogue says it is working to get the Pocket out as fast as possible, and that those who pre-ordered and would like to cancel for a full refund should reach out to Analogue Support.
The Pocket was revealed in 2019 as a multi-video-game-system portable handheld. It’s set to be able to play Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games out of the box, and adapters will allow it to play other systems’ games, including the Game Gear and Neo Geo Pocket Color.
It’s also set to have the ability to dock and connect to an HDTV, and on the console itself, it will have a 615ppi LCD with 1600×1440 resolution. Basically, a super-powered Game Boy.
Analogue also noted on Twitter that its Super Nt will be restocked in April, while the Mega Sg and DAC will follow shortly after.