Analogue’s Pocket, a retro console designed to play all of your previous video games for the Sport Boy, Sport Boy Colour, and Sport Boy Advance, has been delayed from its original shipping window of May into October 2021. The corporate has pointed to industry-wide electrical element shortages and international logistical disruption (associated to a sure ship getting caught in a sure canal) as the rationale for the delay.
In contrast to different delays introduced at present, this one is unfortunately not an April Fools joke. “The present international state of affairs continues to create provide chain challenges exterior of our management,” the weblog publish on Analogue’s website reads, linking to a Bloomberg feature on chip shortages and a Forbes explainer on the influence the Ever Given’s Suez Canal blunder will proceed to have on the worldwide provide chain for the following few months.
The $200 Analogue Pocket has confirmed to be an extremely well-liked product even previous to its launch, with preorders selling out in just 16 minutes and scalpers already listing them at hugely inflated prices. The delay is past Analogue’s management, nonetheless, with related points hitting tech producers of all sizes.
The hand held has now been delayed for 5 months, and can start transport in October 2021. Anybody who managed to snag a preorder ought to have acquired an e-mail from Analogue concerning the delay.