The Analogue Pocket, a retro gaming device that plays systems such as the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket, Neo Geo Pocket Color, TurboGrafx-16, and Atari Lynx, has been delayed and will ship out in October 2021 due to the "global state of affairs" that has impacted shipping. This was announced earlier today on their Analogue Support page, so let's check out the announcement below:
Pocket is delayed and shipping in October 2021.
The current global state of affairs continues to create supply chain challenges outside of our control.
We're working hard to get Pocket out as fast as possible and we appreciate your understanding and patience. An email is being sent to everyone who pre-ordered Pocket. If you have any questions about your pre-order or would like to cancel at anytime for a full refund, please contact Analogue Support at support.analogue.co or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While this news is unfortunate, it makes sense considering how badly most electronics have been faring recently. You'd think that something innocuous like the Analogue Pocket wouldn't really be affected since it's a retro gaming system, but getting electronic components has been incredibly difficult for cars, game consoles, video cards, and everything in between, so it stands to reason that the Analogue Pocket would be affected as well. And that was even before the Suez Canal got blocked for a week by the Ever Given which further backlogged the already damaged international trade system of electronics.
For more information on the Analogue Pocket as it nears its October 2021 ship date, be sure to stay tuned to TechRaptor.
What do you think of this announcement? Are you waiting for your Analogue Pocket to ship? Are you going to buy one if they become available again? Are you not going to because of the delays? Let us know in the comments.