If you’ve been looking forward to getting your hands on the cute & quirky Playdate console from Panic, Inc, then you’ll be happy to know that pre-orders for the retro inspired system are now available.
For anyone interested, here’s the how, what, where, and how much.
What is Playdate?
Playdate is a colorful, pocket sized console created by Panic, Inc (& designed by Teenage Engineering) which has a unique crank function and plays a wide variety of indie titles developed specifically for the handheld system.
– 76 x 74 x 9 mm
– Black & White/Reflective screen
– Includes USB-C to USB-A cable
– 8hr battery life
– Stereo headphone jack
– Built-in mono speaker
– Wi-Fi required
– 1 yr warranty
Anyone who pre-orders the system will receive 24 original games (of varying genres) which will be delivered, 2 at a time, (at no additional charge) on a weekly basis, for 12 weeks.
Retail: $179 (+ tax/shipping)
Pre-order Max: 2 consoles
Full payment required upfront
Cancellations/Full Refunds available
Although a very limited 1st batch of consoles (slated for 2021) sold out on July 29th, don’t despair. The company does promise that anyone who wants a console will be able to get one. Pre-orders placed from here forward will simply ship out next year instead of this one.
Pre-orders are currently available via the official Playdate website.
Read more about this unique system & plans for its future, here.
Want to develop games for the Playdate? Learn more & sign-up for the Playdate developer e-mail, here.
Source: Playdate website