GameStick Release Date Confirmed For October 29th

The CEO of PlayJam, Jasper Smith, confirmed today that the Android-based, micro gaming console ,GameStick, would see a global release to retail on Tuesday, October 29th of this year. The little console was originally slated for a June release, but was pushed out.

PlayJam is partnering with GameStop, GAME and Amazon for the retail launch and additional retailers in Canada, Europe and the Middle East will be getting stock sometime before the end of the year holiday season. PlayJam also stated that backers of their Kickstarter campaign would be receiving their consoles ahead of the retail release at the end of this month.

If you are not familiar with the tiny device, it's an HDMI connected device about the size of a USB stick. Here are it's specifications, you can see more about it at the source link.

  • Powered by Android
  • MALI - 400 GPU
  • Onboard Storage 8GB
  • 32GB Micro SD Card Support
  • Built in 802.11 b/g/n Wifi
  • 1080p Video Playback
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1 x Micro USB Port (Stick)
  • 1 x Micro USB Port (Controller)
  • Bluetooth HID Android Compatible Controller
  • Full Parental Control with Content Filters

Jasper Smith, CEO of PlayJam, the company behind the highly anticipated micro games console - GameStick, today confirmed a Global on-sale release date for the device of Tuesday 29th October 2013.

Retailers GameStop, GAME, and Amazon will partner for the launch with additional outlets in Canada, Europe and the Middle East receiving stock prior to the end of year Holiday season.

The console, which broke onto the games scene in January of this year following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, has moved from paper to production in just 9 months. Originally slated for release earlier in June, the company has pushed back launch twice to meet it's own stringent QA targets and to ensure it's Kickstarter backers were the first to take delivery of the product before it hits the shelves."

"While to myself and the team at PlayJam the journey seems longer, we have in fact come a significant way in a very short period of time with GameStick," says Smith, PlayJam CEO, "The challenge of bringing affordable gaming to the big screen has always sat at the heart of everything we do and GameStick represents a huge step forward in reaching that goal. We're extremely proud of what we have achieved and look forward to families getting their hands on devices in the run up to Christmas."

PlayJam has remained firm in its commitment to honour its promise to their Kickstarter backers to fulfil their units ahead of the retail launch. Those units will ship out at the end of the month with retail following thereafter.