Hyperkin’s €90 RetroN 5 combines 10 classic consoles in one

24 Sep 2013

Video-game peripherals company Hyperkin has announced its RetroN 5 – a single console compatible with a host of classic games cartridges – will be available in both US and European markets on 10 December 2013.

With five cartridge slots, the RetroN 5 can play games built for Sega’s Genesis and Mega Drive, Nintendo’s three most successful Game Boy systems (original, Color and Advance), NES and SNES, and its Japanese counterparts Famicom and Super Famicom.

Originally due for release on 31 October, Hyperkin pushed this date back to allow for key modifications to the console that originally went on show at E3 earlier this year. The shell has been adapted to allow for better ventilation and the console can now accommodate a Sega Power Base Converter in the Genesis drive to play Master System cartridges – bringing the total to 10 classic gaming systems in one.

The console will still hit shelves in the US and Europe just in time for the holiday buying period, with an MSRP in Europe set at €89.99.

The console also comes with a power adapter with four variable head sockets to suit multiple regions, with the voltage ranging from 110 to 240 volts.

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