Analog also reiterated that it sells the bag during a global pandemic, which has made logistics more complicated. “This is certainly not a typical product launch.”
The company says customers should sign up for email notifications to be notified when the bag and accessories are available again.
Original story: Analogue Pocket, the elegant third-party handheld console from 2021
Announced in a tweet, Analogue said that it aims to produce more and meet demand. It is unclear how many units were originally available for purchase, and analogous mention of the “unfortunate global condition” implies that there may be production issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic that may reduce the number of units to be purchased.
Bag orders are sold out. We will produce more and do our best to meet demand in this unfortunate global state.
Sign in at https://t.co/E3wd4IdMbE to be notified by email when we can make Pocket + Accessories available again. pic.twitter.com/K3is9xG5uk
– Analog (@analogue) August 3, 2020
Unfortunately, many potential buyers seem to have encountered an issue where they were able to place a pocket pre-order in their shopping cart, but problems with the Analogue shipping calculator (many are reported to wait more than 5 minutes) that the pre-orders were sold out after the calculation was completed.
IGN has requested Analogue to comment on possible pre-order issues but has not received a response at the time of publication.
Everything at 10:59 EST in my shopping cart. The shipment was unoccupied for 7 minutes. At that point it was already sold out. Cool.
You hold tens of thousands of dollars for almost a year, but somehow you can’t afford enough stocks to hold for more than 10 minutes. Very cool
– DARK (@ dark_573) August 3, 2020
Some report that pre-ordered units are already appearing on auction sites for more than double the $ 200 price, although I couldn’t personally verify this at the time of writing.
The handheld can play three generations of Game Boy games, as well as a number of other handheld games with adapters. We recently received an updated list of features prior to May 2021 release.
Analog bag – 8 new pictures
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