It seems that the semiconductor problem not only affects the big console launches, those that are more modest like the case of Analogue Pocket are also affected. Own Analogue company has been the one who announced in his official Twitter account than portable console will not be released in May 2021, as expected after his first delay.
Instead, Analogue Pocket It will be delayed for a few months and will not ship the machines until October 2021. “The current situation around the world continues to create challenges in the supply chain, which in turn are beyond our control.“, it indicated thus Analogue through its official page through a statement.
“There has been a sudden and severe electrical component surge, as well as logistical problems that have resulted in a ripple effect of challenges for almost everyone in the industry. We are working hard to make Pocket available as quickly as possible and we appreciate your understanding and patience.“.
When it was announced in 2019, they did so under the premise that it was the most advanced portable console ever conceived, since it was a laptop capable of being configured to play various cartridges on it. Nintendo Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Sega Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket, Atari Lynx, and even TurboExpress.
Pocket is delayed and shipping in October 2021.
There are sudden and severe electrical component shortages and logistical issues leading to a domino effect of challenges for nearly everyone in the industry.
We’re sorry this is happening.
More info: https://t.co/XjjW8Forb1
– Analogue (@analogue) March 31, 2021
And you see that internet and gamers in general responded quickly to his call, since Analogue Pocket reserves run out in 10 minutes.
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So the situation is even more different, with this and other delays getting more and more pressing.