Hyperkin Announce Upcoming RetroN 5 Console's Release Date

RetroN-5-Release-Date-AnnouncedIf you've been eagerly anticipating the release of Hyperkin's upcoming multi-console system, you'll be pleased to know that a release date has now been set. In just a mere few months you'll be able to streamline your NES, SNES, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance and Mega Drive gaming down into a single unit boasting plenty of modern features.

As mentioned previously in our updates regarding the RetroN 5, Hyperkin's console offering compatibility with classic cartridges will allow original titles to be upscaled to 720p, along with the added extra of save state functionality and overclocking/fast-forward modes. Adding further to this impressive array of features, Hyperkin recently announced that the Sega Mega Drive cartridge slot has now been adapter to be compatible with the Power Base Converter, allowing Sega Master System cartridges to be used on the console too.

Hyperkin's blog also went on to announce that both the US and European markets will be able to get their hands on the RetronN 5 console from December 10th, 2013. The unit is set to be retailed at $99.99 in the US and €89.99 in the Europe. The console is already available to pre-order from a number of locations too, with several listed below.

Link: Pre-Order Hyperkin's RetroN 5 (RetroGameBase)

Link: Pre-Order Hyperkin's RetroN 5 (FunStock)

Last Updated ( 19 September 2013 )  


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+2 (Link to this comment) scawp 2013-09-20 12:47
Not for me, I like my hardware to be original.
(Link to this comment) Adam Hoare 2013-09-21 01:09
same as
(Link to this comment) Turkish 2013-09-21 07:26
Kinda reminds me of one of those crazy toasters that can toast like 4 pieces of toast at the same time.
But a whole lot cooler and more useful. 3-)

But on a serious note, shouldn't it really be called "Retron 7"?

- Game Boy
- Game Boy Color (distinctly improved graphics and capabilities from GB games)
- Game Boy Advance
- Genesis
- Famicom
(Link to this comment) el7omo 2013-09-21 08:55
Waiting for a version with an N64 slot.

*holds breath*
(Link to this comment) pr2thej 2013-09-23 16:59
Tempted as a space saver...but it certainly does defeat the point of collecting!
(Link to this comment) MISSINGNIN 2013-09-25 22:16
I think it looks like a great device. The upscaling quality (particularly when using the right filters as seen in some of the online videos) look excellent and you can choose whether to keep stuff like scan lines for a more authentic look. The ability to play retro stuff on my modern HDTV which doesn't even have some of the plug sockets required for old systems like NES is great. Plus modern conveniences like save anywhere save states and using the original controllers, overclocking etc, it's going to give a new lease of life to my collection. Having limited space and only one fairly old and small CRT this will be a godsend for me.
Have read all the "Hands on" previews from trade shows and watched all the vids and I must say I'm pretty excited. Pre-ordered mine.

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