Analogue’s Pocket, a retro console designed to play all of your previous video games for the Sport Boy, Sport Boy Shade, and Sport Boy Advance, has been delayed from its authentic transport window of Could into October 2021. The corporate has pointed to industry-wide electrical element shortages and world logistical disruption (associated to a sure ship getting caught in a sure canal) as the explanation for the delay.
Not like different delays introduced in the present day, this one is unfortunately not an April Fools joke. “The present world state of affairs continues to create provide chain challenges exterior of our management,” the weblog submit on Analogue’s web site reads, linking to a Bloomberg characteristic on chip shortages and a Forbes explainer on the influence the Ever Given’s Suez Canal blunder will proceed to have on the worldwide provide chain for the following few months.
The $200 Analogue Pocket has confirmed to be an extremely fashionable product even previous to its launch, with preorders promoting out in simply 16 minutes and scalpers already itemizing them at vastly inflated costs. The delay is past Analogue’s management, nevertheless, with comparable points hitting tech producers of all sizes.
The hand-held has now been delayed for 5 months, and can start transport in October 2021. Anybody who managed to snag a preorder ought to have obtained an electronic mail from Analogue in regards to the delay.