The Analogue Pocket now comes in a rainbow of classic Game Boy colors (www.theverge.com)
from misk@sopuli.xyz to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 15 Nov 2023 16:45 +0000
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ram@bookwormstory.social on 15 Nov 2023 16:59 +0000 next

No atomic purple q-q

Buffaloaf@lemmy.world on 15 Nov 2023 17:25 +0000

They do have transparent purple though

mesamunefire@lemmy.world on 15 Nov 2023 17:23 +0000 next

I wish it was a bit more affordable.

chemical_cutthroat@lemmy.world on 15 Nov 2023 17:54 +0000 next

I just grabbed a miyoo mini + the other day. It’s super nice, and much cheaper.

mesamunefire@lemmy.world on 15 Nov 2023 23:45 +0000 next

Onion os is so cool.

Staple_Diet@aussie.zone on 16 Nov 2023 08:56 +0000

Miyoo/Anbernic present a much better option.

Alivrah@lemmy.world on 15 Nov 2023 18:08 +0000 next

$250. Yeah that’s a bit pricey. They do look cool though.

MeatsOfRage@lemmy.world on 15 Nov 2023 18:31 +0000 next

Yea I never understood the appeal. You can get a steam deck with retroarch for just a little bit more. Like how many OG gameboy games are people still playing.

atocci@kbin.social on 15 Nov 2023 18:38 +0000

It's a preservation thing and a collectors item. As the hardware ages and begins to die, playing the games "as they were originally intended" becomes more and more inaccessible.

PM_Your_Nudes_Please@lemmy.world on 15 Nov 2023 18:36 +0000

The original GameBoy went for ~$90 retail when it first launched, which is worth ~$220 once you adjust for inflation from 1989. All things considered, a $250 price point is about on par with what people are willing to pay for a handheld.

Especially once you consider the fact that this is a relatively small business commissioning bespoke parts, and not the gaming powerhouse that Nintendo was when they launched the GameBoy; Nintendo was coming fresh off the massive successes of the NES and SNES. Nintendo had way more negotiating power against manufacturers, because they knew that they’d be selling hundreds of thousands of units, not just a few thousand. Manufacturers would be willing to retool entire production lines for Nintendo.

mephiska@fedia.io on 15 Nov 2023 19:47 +0000 next

Great, now if they can just ship the adapter pack...

Skyline969@lemmy.ca on 15 Nov 2023 19:57 +0000 next

Ah yes, each more sold out than the last.

Shatur@lemmy.ml on 16 Nov 2023 00:18 +0000 next

I wish we have more devices with a screen like this (not FPGA based).

Ashigaru@kbin.social on 16 Nov 2023 04:06 +0000 next

I was lucky enough to get one of the transparent red ones from the second round of limited editions, but the new red one looks gorgeous as well.

richard_wagner@lemmy.world on 16 Nov 2023 16:27 +0000

The screen on these is super nice. Are they worth buying if you’re only going to use roms?

If you don’t get one, what device has the next nicest screen?