Hyperkin RetroN 5 Update: Confirmed For December 10, 2013 Launch; Press Release Online; Confirms Power Base Converter Compatibility
After a confusing removal of Amazon’s original pre-order listing this morning, Hyperkin is now excited to announce that the upcoming RetroN 5 is going to officially be released on December 10, 2013. The reason for the removal of the order link was due to the error. The RetroN 5 will be a new console that uses existing video game cartridges for a plethora of consoles from the 1980s and 1990s (and YES, you CAN use the Sega Power Base Converter for the use of Sega Master System games), complete with high definition output and wireless controllers. It also offers a variety of other features, including built-in cheat codes, controller remapping and other great features. We have available a complete press release, ready for your viewing.
“EL MONTE, CA (SEPTEMBER 2013) – Hyperkin has set December 10, 2013 as the official release date for the RetroN 5. The RetroN 5 plays NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA cartridges all in one convenient console. The US release will coincide with the European release, with the MSRP set at $99.99 in the US and €89.99 in the European territories.
Hyperkin explains the delay in release was due to several key modifications made to the console shown at E3. The shell design was changed to allow for better ventilation, as well as accommodations to use the Sega Power Base Converter allowing users to play Master System cartridges on the console.
All versions of the RetroN 5 will come with an AC adapter with four variable head sockets to fit multiple regions with the voltage ranging from 110 to 240 volts.
Hyperkin also confirms that the release date of October 31, 2013 listed on Amazon was a placeholder, and that Amazon has been contacted to correct the release date.
“Retron 5 will be the most amazing classic game console.” said Steven Mar, Hyperkin’s Executive Director. “We thank everyone who has been patient and supportive of Hyperkin during development.”
Special thanks to our partners at Digital Press for giving us the heads up originally!