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Those of us who grew up on a steady diet of video games from the 8-bit as well as 16-bit era would be able to remember how our imagination played a far larger role in making the digital world come alive. Sure, the graphics back then were blocky and at times, choppy, but those were the defining moments in your life that got you hooked to video games, so much so that you have “progressed” to the PS4 and Xbox One later this November. Well, here is the RetroN 5 console that will offer you a chance to enjoy a blast from the past, where it will play ’80s and ’90s Sega and Nintendo cartridge format games.

Hyperkin will roll out the RetroN 5 this coming December 10th, in both the US as well as the European Union. The RetroN 5 will arrive with five cartridge slots so that you can plug in your original NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, Game Boy Advance, Super Famicom, Mega Drive, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy cartridges. The chipset underneath the hood will do away with pesky region locks, while increasing the level of compatibility, in addition to handling both PAL and NTSC cartridges. The asking price for the RetroN 5 stands at $100 in the US and €89.99 in Europe. [Press Release]

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