The analogue also stressed that it was selling pockets during a global pandemic, which made logistics more complicated. “This is certainly not a typical product launch.”
The company says customers need to sign up for email notifications to be notified when the pocket and accessories are available again.
Original story: The analog pocket, the stylish third-party handheld coming in 2021
Announced on Twitter, Analog said it aims to produce more and meet demand. It is not clear how many units were initially available, and the mention of Analog for the “unfortunate global state of affairs” suggests that there may be production problems associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially reducing how many units can be purchased.
Pre-orders with pocket are sold out. We will produce more and do our best to meet demand during this unfortunate global state of affairs.
Register at https://t.co/E3wd4IdMbE to be notified by email when we can make Pocket + accessories again. pic.twitter.com/K3is9xG5uk
– Analogue (@analogue) August 3, 2020
Unfortunately, many potential buyers seem to have encountered a problem where they were able to add a pocket pre-order to their cart, but encountered problems with the analog delivery calculator (with many reports over 5 minutes of waiting time), only for it must be said that the pre-orders were sold out after the calculation was completed.
IGN contacted Analogue for comment on potential pre-order issues, but was not heard at the time of publication.
I added everything to my cart at 10:59 EST Shipping is not replenished for 7 minutes, by this time it is already sold out. Cool.
You guys have been holding tens of thousands of dollars for almost a year, but somehow you can’t afford enough supplies to last more than 10 minutes. Very cool
– DARK (@ dark_573) August 3, 2020
Some have reported that pre-ordered items are already appearing on auction sites for more than twice the $ 200 price, although I was unable to personally verify this at the time of writing.
The guide is able to play three generations of Game Boy games, as well as a number of other handheld games using adapters. We recently received an updated list of features before its release in May 2021.
Analog pocket – 8 new images
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