Hyperkin’s multi-cart retro console, the RetroN 5, has been delayed due to faulty pins found in ready packaged units. Product manager Lawrence Lee apologised for the inconvenience and issued this statement:
“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 can play NES, SNES, GBA, Genesis/Megadrive, and Famicom carts, both PAL and NTSC. It plays with a 6 button bluetooth controller through HDMI with upscaled sprites in 720p. It actually seems really awesome, especially for $100 (USD). Anybody who owns or has owned retro consoles knows how much of a pain it is to play on a modern television. To have something to sort out the visuals and input lag for you is awesome. Hopefully they’ll sort out the problem and all will be well.
Last Updated: November 29, 2013