Analogue, a seller of high-end retro game consoles, has once again postponed the delivery date of its Game Boy-like game device Pocket. Pre-orders for fancy handheld devices are now scheduled to be shipped “at the latest” in December, The company says Friday in a post on its support site.
Analogue cited “new Covid restrictions with our assembly partners” as the cause, stating that they “caused a domino effect of delays beyond our control.”
“We understand how frustrating this is,” the company said. “It’s also very frustrating for us.”
In April, the company described a similar “domino effect” when explaining why Pocket was delayed to October. This retro handheld computer began to accept pre-orders in August 2020 and was originally scheduled to be shipped that year.
Analogue noted on Friday that the Pocket and its accessories “will be restocked and shipped immediately” after the holiday. In February of this year, the company said it would produce more Pockets and reopen orders in 2021, because many people who wanted Pockets were unable to make reservations last year.
Analogue Pocket is priced at $199.99 and comes in black and white colors. This portable device will natively play Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games, as well as Neo Geo Pocket Color, Atari Lynx and Sega Game Gear games through a cassette adapter. It also has a synthesizer, if you like it.