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.