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The Hyperkin RetroN 5 – Real and Spectacular

Well, well, well. Look what the cat’s dragged in. I preordered Hyperkin’s RetroN 5 console way back in November 2013. Then I cancelled. Then I preordered again this March. Release dates came and went. Sometimes the manufacturer would address the delays, sometimes┬ánothing. I began to think the RetroN 5 might not even exist. I went […]

RetroN 5 – Coming Soon or The Phantom Console?

UPDATE! Hyperkin has spoken on the state of the RetroN 5. In a video posted to the company’s Facebook page today, Product Developer Chris Gallizzi reassures the teaming masses that yes, the RetroN 5 is real, and it will be releasing. The exact date still remains a mystery. Watch Hyperkin’s update on the RetroN 5: […]

RetroN 5 Available for Pre-Order (Again)

Let’s try this again, shall we? Hyperkin’s much hyped RetroN 5 console, originally slated for a 2013 release but delayed until the first quarter of this year, is once again available for pre-order on Amazon. The retro gaming device sports compatibility with a staggering number of older video game formats, including Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega […]

Hyperkin Shows Off RetroN 5 with Sega Power Base Converter

Hyperkin has released some new pictures of the RetroN 5 via its Facebook page. The images showcase the retro console’s compatibility with the Sega Power Base Converter, a peripheral produced for the Sega Genesis that provides backwards compatibility with Sega Master System cards and cartridges. View the Latest RetroN 5 Pics on Hyperkin’s Facebook Page […]

RetroN 5 Delayed Until Q1 2014

Hyperkin has delayed the release of its RetroN 5 gaming console until Q1 2014. The company’s blog states that faulty connector pins caused the delay. Read Hyperkin’s Retron 5 delay blog post – http://hyperkin.com/blog/2013/11/hyperkin-to-delay-retron-5-release/ The RetroN 5 is touted by Hyperkin as an all-in-one solution for playing NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA cartridges. The console […]