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RetroN 5 classic gaming console announced


The RetroN 5 by Hyperkin was announced at the Midwest Gaming Classic event this weekend. It’s capable of running NES, SNES, Game Boy and Sega Mega Drive software.

Hyperkin was expected to unveil the RetroN 4 at the retro games convention, but changed the machine when a fifth cartridge slot was added during its development. RetroN 5 also supports Famicom and Game Boy Advance software. it enables users to run old Nintendo and Sega titles from their original cartridges, and play them using the original controllers.

The RetroN 5 links up to a television via HDMI and will upscale games to 720p. It will come with its own bluetooth wireless controllers, capable of syncing at up to 15 feet.

Hyperkin is yet to announce a release date for the RetroN 5, but it will reportedly cost around £65. Watch this space…


4 thoughts on “RetroN 5 classic gaming console announced

  1. TEOL says:

    Will it have the real chips on a massive board or will it be the lame smalll boards again which won’t play your full set?

  2. glenn says:

    This is interesting love to have a go on one only time can tell if it Sucessfull or not

  3. deadlygroove says:

    What would make this even better is if it also played Turbografx-16 and PC Engine games.

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