Hyperkin announce the RetroN 5

While we were all anticipating the RetroN 4’s reveal at the Midwest Gaming Classic trade show, Hyperkin have thrown a curveball in revealing the RetroN 5 instead. What differentiates it from its unreleased predecessor outside of an additional Famicon slot we can’t be entirely sure, but it follows up on the 4 by including Gameboy Advance in the series of retro gaming hybrid consoles that already featured Genesis, SNES and NES compatibility.

We were big fans of the RetroN 3, so hopefully this will be even better. It’s personally a first day purchase for me on the HDMI alone – all it needs now is Master System and I’d be complete.

Anyone else excited?

[Source 8bitclassics]

Readers Comments (4)

  1. Maybe the Power Base will fit into the Mega Drive slot…? Maybe the 32X as well….? I can dream, can’t I?

    • Tommy Carver-Chaplin March 28, 2013 @ 8:37 AM

      They’ve said in theory they don’t see why the Power Base wouldn’t work but they haven’t tried it.

  2. So weird, announce the 5 before the 4 is out? I wonder if the 4 had some critical hardware flaw and they just had to completely scrap it.

    • Tommy Carver-Chaplin March 28, 2013 @ 8:38 AM

      In the video he says something along the lines of “we were going to release the 4, but then we really wanted to add the Famicon slot as well so it became the 5.”

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