Fancy Game Boy Analogue Pocket Pre-Order: The Kotaku Review by Alexandra Hall for Kotaku
But even if the Pocket misses its would-be October birthday I will not despair. Truth is, over the past 368 days, I’ve enjoyed my pre-order immensely. So enough with all this glass-half-empty woe-is-me talk about “actual video game systems” I can’t currently touch with my “actual human hands.” Let’s talk about what I do have. Besides, obviously, disposable income and weird ideas for articles.
One thing I have is an order confirmation email. It is dated August 3, 2020, and has a timestamp of 8:03 a.m. I remember, just over a year ago today, how excited I was to see this email arrive in my inbox. I felt like I had won a lottery.
Speaking of the Analogue Pocket, this was a real funny article, especially as someone fortunate enough to have a pre-order as well. It’s a knee-slapper regardless, I think.
Super Nt, Mega Sg and DAC are restocked.Analogue via email announcement
Available Mon Aug 9, 2021 at 8am PDT.
Limit 2 per customer per console.
All orders will ship by the end of the week.
Hopefully their ordering system can sustain the demand. No word on quantity, so I expect they’ll sell out rather quick. After being out of stock since January 2021 and a small restock, hopefully these stay up for a smidgen longer.
If you want any other these devices, I’d prepare for Monday. Personally, I love my Super NT and DAC. I hope this is a good sign that the Analogue Pocket will hit the October 2021 delivery window, after being delayed out of May 2021 and late 2020.
Analogue made the long awaited announcement via Twitter
Super Nt will be restocked in Classic, SF, and Black.
Available April 9, 2021 at 8am PDT.
Limit 2 per customer.
This is no different than the Pocket pre-order structure. I’m curious if it too will sell out in 10 minutes. Hopefully, Analogue’s recent openness about their supply chain and ordering process will turn into action as these restocks happen before Pocket’s launch in October.
Pocket is delayed once more.
Pocket is delayed and shipping in October 2021.
The current global state of affairs continues to create supply chain challenges outside of our control.
There have been sudden and severe electrical component shortages as well as logistical issues leading to a domino effect of challenges for nearly everyone in the industry.
We’re working hard to get Pocket out as fast as possible and we appreciate your understanding and patience. An email is being sent to everyone who pre-ordered Pocket. If you have any questions about your pre-order or would like to cancel at anytime for a full refund, please contact Analogue Support at support.analogue.co or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unsurprising given the chip shortages around the world. It is such a shame this delay happened just one month before the previous target month of May 2021. I just talked about its impending launch with Cameron Hawkins on my new podcast, since we both snagged a pre-order.
I can’t possibly see the Analogue Duo hitting 2021 now either. Analogue has reassured that the Super NT will be restocked next month, with the DAC and Mega SG following afterward.
I am really glad I went ahead and assembled a MiSTer now too. Now we wait for October…
2021: Pocket, Bots, Scalpers, Limited Quantities vs Limited Editions and Customer Support – 2/22/21 – Analogue
The current global state of affairs has resulted in consequences that have affected the worldwide supply chain and this has temporarily slowed our ability to keep many of our products in stock (Super Nt, Mega Sg) and reduced production capacity for Pocket. We are aware that many users are frustrated that Pocket pre-orders sold out quickly and both Super Nt and Mega Sg are currently unavailable.
Pocket is not a Limited Edition product. See below for a description of all terminology Analogue products are presented in. More Pockets will be available for purchase in 2021. With all things considered, we will be doing our best to keep Pocket in stock in 2021. Please sign up for a Stock Notification at analogue.co/store and you will be sent an email when Pocket will be available to purchase.
Analogue went all out with communication with their audience and being more transparent. It seems the company has heard the cries about the rough Pocket pre-order process and the their stock of other consoles being low/limited. This news comes as a positive sign that Analogue may be more open in the future. They still shared this information just months away from the restock of the Super NT, Mega SG, and DAC and the release of the Pocket, but some communication is better than none!
Between the restock, (hopefully) steady supply of Pocket consoles, and the launch of the Duo, Analogue is shaping up to have a solid 2021.