RetroN 5 Delayed to Q1 2014

November 29, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Hyperkin's retro gaming machine the RetroN 5 has been delayed to first quarter of 2014. The system was set for launch on Dec. 5. I guess I'll scratch that off the old Christmas list. In an announcement made today the company said that some packaged units had faulty pins, and it was taking the extra time to resolve the issue.

"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."

The RetroN 5 is an interesting console system that can play old games. It has media slots for the NES, SNES, GameBoy Advance, Genesis/Mega Drive, and Famicom cartridges, in both NTSC and PAL. It also features a Bluetooth controller and support for original NES, SNES, and Genesis peripherals. The system can also output through HDMI for ease of use.

Source: GameSpot

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What is this about being able to play in PAL?  Does this mean I can finally get my copy of Terranigma to work, or am I still going to be locked out of it?

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You should be able to play games from any region with this.

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Worth the wait.

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Given my love of the Retron 3 (and it CAN in fact play dragon warrior.. why do so many say it can't?) but its lack of HDMI, and my TV's lack of older style composite hookups (or the ability to use the new like the old like some say you can... I get a B&W picture and no sound :(  ) this thing is gonna ROCK!!

and with the added GBA hookup.. means I can finaly finish Zoids and Fire Emblem :p

Best feature = Old controllers work on it! 

Always hated playing old games on newer controllers it is NOT the same. It throws off my ingrained memory of certain button presses and such..

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If they do HDMI they are going to need some serious filters to make the scaling to 480i or higher worth while.

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I'd like to (eventually) get one.

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Re: RetroN 5 Delayed to Q1 2014

AWWWWWW! dang.. looking forward to this one! that HDMI compatibility is a big deal IMO since most newer tv's don't support the older composite or S-Vid anymore :/

Ahh well, I can wait for a good thing, so no hurry!


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I still want to get one of these really badly. Too bad they didn't add a Game Gear port on there. I would love that a lot.

Re: RetroN 5 Delayed to Q1 2014

Hey at least they find a problem and fix it, unlike the next gen consoles which shipped with all sorts of stuff not working.

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