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Retron5 pre-orders sold out at Amazon, open at Newegg! Console plays SNES, NES, Genesis, GB, GBA, GBC, Famicom, SuperFami, and Mega Drive games
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#1 Retron5 pre-orders sold out at Amazon, open at Newegg! Console plays SNES, NES, Genesis, GB, GBA, GBC, Famicom, SuperFami, and Mega Drive games: post #1 Drclaw411
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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:16 AM
Pre-order at Amazon
Pre-order at Newegg: Black or Grey
EDIT: Amazon preorders are sold out! Still available at Newegg in both colors.
Retron5 pre-orders have finally (about damn time) opened. Amazon and Newegg are currently taking pre-orders. Hyperkin has announced the console will be released on December 10, 2013.
For those of you who have been following this console, you know it's quite highly anticipated and looks to be far better than any clone system released before.
For those unfamiliar, here's a little info:
It's one system that plays games for the following systems: NES, SNES, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Super Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance.
Two controller ports for each console will be built in with the system. It will also come with one wireless universal controller.
Outputs in HDMI and upscales for HDTVs. Early impressions and videos of this have been extremley postive. From the website: "The RetroN 5 will up convert the video signal to show clearer and cleaner images, with vibrant colors on an HDTV with a resolution output of up to 720p through the use of shaders. You will also be able to select the aspect ratio in our GUI, from the standard 4:3 to the HD ratio of 16:9."
Features a user interface (dashboard. Somewhat similar of the PS3 interface in appearance, in my opinion).
Features save states. From the website: "Most games did not allow for you to freely save your games. The RetroN 5 will allow you to save their games at any point during gameplay, and will feature an autosave feature upon shutdown. You will be able to load your saves at anytime during gameplay."
Button reassignment supported. From the website: "Users will be able to program the controller to assign buttons to their preference. In turn, the RetroN 5 will save these custom layouts, so that users will not have to constantly reconfigure the button configuration. This feature will also be available to people wanting to remap their buttons on their original controllers."
100% game cartridge compatibility, without lag.
Sega Power Base Converter compatible, allowing Sega Master System games to be played.
More information is here. It may be a bit dated since this was from back when they first announced the console, but I figured it was the best site to link since it also featured some screenshots as well. http://hyperkin.com/...gaming-classic/ There is also plenty of info on Hyperkin's facebook page.
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