Back in March of this year we reported on the upcoming Retron 5 Console which supports a variety of old game cartridges. The company has announced that the release of the console will be pushed out until December 10th to incorporate some improvements.
The console allows players to play their NES, SNES, Famicom, Super Famicom, Mega Drive, Genesis, Game Boy Advanced, Game Boy Color and Game Boy cartridges all on one console.
The console is set for release in both Europe and North America on the December 10th, and will be priced at €89.99 and $99.99 respectively.
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."