The TurboGrafx-16 Mini will launch in North America on May 22nd.
Konami’s miniature console was initially set to come out on March 19th through Amazon for $99.99. However, Konami delayed the console a few weeks before its release after suspending manufacturing and shipments of the system as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new release date for the console in Europe has yet to be announced.
The Amazon-exclusive TuboGrafx-16 Mini now has a May 22 release date, so if you’ve been waiting for yours to show up or want to purchase one now, it’ll be headed your way soon.
Amazon is selling the TurboGrafx-16 Mini for $100 USD. It comes with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini itself, one controller, an HDMI cable, and a USB cable to power the mini console. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a USB adapter to plug it into an outlet if you need one, we recommend Anker’s dual USB port wall charger.
Like the classic console, the TurboGrafx-16 Mini supports up to five-person multiplayer in games like Bomberman ’93. However, the TG-16 Mini only comes with one controller and no multitap the console only has two USB ports for controllers. You have to purchase these separately.
Though consoles remain mostly unaffected, buying a Nintendo Switch during the pandemic has shown to be quite challenging. Both Microsoft and Sony are still planning to launch their next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, during the 2020 holiday season.