Amid Shipping Concerns, Analogue Reveals New Limited-Run Handhelds

Analogue has a new limited edition run of the Analogue Pocket coming in eight new colors. 

For those yet to hear the name, the Analogue Pocket is widely considered the go-to option when it comes to playing Game Boy games. Where the Analogue Pocket differs from the likes of the Anbernic or Retroid handhelds of this world is the Analogue device uses dedicated Game Boy cartridges instead of relying on ROMs. In terms of what systems it can emulate, the full Game Boy spectrum is covered, so that’s Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance.

Another area where the Analogue Pocket eclipses the competition is through the use of a 3.5-inch inch backlit LCD display alongside a variable refresh of 30 Hz to 62 Hz. Plus the actual design of the console is arguably one of the most sleek designs out there. It’s what the AYANEO Pocket DMG appears to be using for its inspiration.

The Pink limited edition Analogue Pocket with Hello Kitty on the main screen.

The limited edition run of the Analogue Pocket comes in red, green, blue, yellow, pink, orange, purple, and white, and will retail for $249.99. The device goes on sale on November 17 at 8 am PST with an expected shipping date of November 20. 

Analogue Pocket has come under fire from customers due to what is described as slow shipping times and a lack of stock, the latter of which leads to problems with scalpers. A quick look at eBay sold items shows the handheld having been sold for prices well above the original $249.99 retail price, often topping the $300 mark. Some users also claim to have waited over a year before receiving their unit, too. 

I’m in the process of reaching out to Analogue to find out what the shipping and availability of the limited edition run will be and will update should I hear back.

Wesley Copeland
Wesley Copeland

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