neogeox-goldBack in 2012, manufacturer Tommo decided to bring the NeoGeo back in the form of a handheld gaming console called the NeoGeo X. The console was essentially a handheld remake of SNK’s NeoGeo home console, packed into a more compact body and came with a handful of licensed games. We’re not sure if the console had a wide appeal given that the games offered were pretty old school, but for those who managed to get their hands on it, it was pretty well-received. Unfortunately it looks like if you managed to purchase a NeoGeo X, what you have on your hands would be a limited edition device because it turns out that SNK Playmore has sent a cease and desist letter to Tommo.

According to SNK Playmore, “Upon termination of the License and Distribution Agreement, SNK has demanded that TOMMO Inc. immediately cease any and all manufacturing, distribution, marketing & promotion and selling of the Licensed Products.” This means that there will no longer be any NeoGeo X consoles made and that all current units will no longer be allowed for sale. We’re not sure what happened between SNK and Tommo, but based on the severity of the letter, it’s safe to say that whatever transpired between both companies could not have been pleasant. In any case are you sad to see the NeoGeo X come to a rather abrupt end?

Filed in Gaming..