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TurboGrafx-16 Mini Retro Console (Amazon Exclusive : Pre-orders start July 15th)


#271 Fades   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   435 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 05:05 AM

Well looks like Konami released an official statement today this will be delayed due to the Coronavirus with no date set. Bummer!

Regarding the manufacturing and shipping delays of the TurboGrafx-16 mini products due to the Coronavirus disease
(COVID-19)
We thank you for your continual support towards our products and services.

Regarding the TurboGrafx-16 mini console and its peripheral accessories, the manufacturing and shipping facilities in China have encountered an unavoidable suspension due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As a result, the delivery of all TurboGrafx-16 mini products, which was originally scheduled for March 19th, 2020, will be delayed until further notice.

#272 TheNight   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   76 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 05:55 AM

Well looks like Konami released an official statement today this will be delayed due to the Coronavirus with no date set. Bummer!

Regarding the manufacturing and shipping delays of the TurboGrafx-16 mini products due to the Coronavirus disease
(COVID-19)
We thank you for your continual support towards our products and services.

Regarding the TurboGrafx-16 mini console and its peripheral accessories, the manufacturing and shipping facilities in China have encountered an unavoidable suspension due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As a result, the delivery of all TurboGrafx-16 mini products, which was originally scheduled for March 19th, 2020, will be delayed until further notice.

Where did you see that? I couldn't find any press releases from Konami or anything about it. 



#273 ravens52bears54   Thin Blue Line CAGiversary!   1564 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 08:05 AM

I kind of soured on this thing and still haven't pulled the trigger on ordering. Having only one controller and no power adapter is pretty lame.

But I did buy a PS1 Mini at launch, so...

#274 Fades   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   435 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 09:08 AM

Where did you see that? I couldn't find any press releases from Konami or anything about it.


It's on the official website.

#275 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14754 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 12:07 PM

I kind of soured on this thing and still haven't pulled the trigger on ordering. Having only one controller and no power adapter is pretty lame.

But I did buy a PS1 Mini at launch, so...


GS has adapters left over from PS Classic down to $1.97.

#276 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2075 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 12:29 PM

Shoot. I forgot to buy an extra controller. Hope they stock some.


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I don't think they are selling separate 1st party controllers, just the Hori ones.  Looks like it at least has two USB ports on the front, so if you want to play with 3-5 players you will need a Hori TurboTap.  Although since it is USB, it is likely any old USB Hub would do.  And it is likely other USB controllers would work as well, so if you have some for other minis/PC they should work ok.

 

And I'm puzzled how not having a power adapter is such a big deal.  Doesn't everyone have a drawer full of these already from phones/etc?  I don't know the power requirements for the TG16 Mini, but the PS1 Classic also did not have one and the iPhone small ones worked just fine for it.



#277 thegame956   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   610 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 01:01 PM

If snatcher was in English I would preorder, but it’s not so I’m not.

#278 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   793 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 01:25 PM

I kind of soured on this thing and still haven't pulled the trigger on ordering. Having only one controller and no power adapter is pretty lame.

But I did buy a PS1 Mini at launch, so...


I cancelled my preorder recently and will wait to see the modding potential and a price drop.

Reasons:

1) game list is missing games that just shouldn’t be missing such as bonk’s adventure and legendary axe

2) too expensive when missing second controller and psu (as you mentioned)

3) sega classic and ps1 classic dropped in price significantly (unlike nes/snes)

#279 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   793 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 01:26 PM

double post

#280 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3615 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 01:30 PM

If snatcher was in English I would preorder, but it’s not so I’m not.

Came to say the same thing. I can understand the logistics of getting a translation done being difficult but it seems like such a huge lost opportunity.



#281 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2075 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 01:33 PM

I cancelled my preorder recently and will wait to see the modding potential and a price drop.

Reasons:

1) game list is missing games that just shouldn’t be missing such as bonk’s adventure and legendary axe

2) too expensive when missing second controller and psu (as you mentioned)

3) sega classic and ps1 classic dropped in price significantly (unlike nes/snes)

Legendary Axe is an unexplainable mistake, but I kinda like that they didn't fill the list with sequels to a smaller set of games.  And it has Bonk's Revenge which is arguably the best Bonk.



#282 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4425 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 02:53 PM

I cancelled my preorder recently and will wait to see the modding potential and a price drop.

Reasons:

1) game list is missing games that just shouldn’t be missing such as bonk’s adventure and legendary axe

2) too expensive when missing second controller and psu (as you mentioned)

3) sega classic and ps1 classic dropped in price significantly (unlike nes/snes)

I agree that it is missing some games that should have been included, but the overall line-up is very solid. $100 also isn't too bad considering what an actual TG16 and games go for these days. 

 

I do think this thing will drop in price at some point, but with it being an Amazon exclusive I don't foresee it going on sale anytime soon after the release and also imagine it would reach the prices the Genesis and PS Classics have reached. 

 

As someone who has always wanted a TG16 and could never justify the cost or really find a lot of TG16 in general. This is the mini console I have been waiting for. 



#283 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   793 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 03:41 PM

Legendary Axe is an unexplainable mistake, but I kinda like that they didn't fill the list with sequels to a smaller set of games. And it has Bonk's Revenge which is arguably the best Bonk.


Not really relevant, by my son and I have been playing the arcade version of Bonk’s adventure and that game is pretty swell...especially compared to the TG16 version.

#284 Madzane  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 04:05 PM

Legendary Axe is an unexplainable mistake, but I kinda like that they didn't fill the list with sequels to a smaller set of games.  And it has Bonk's Revenge which is arguably the best Bonk.


I don’t recall Legendary Axe on Virtual Console, it’s likely the publisher Victor not offering up the license. The sequel is one of the best games on Turbo IMO.

#285 Bosshog   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   40 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 04:19 PM

Anyone know if this is a one and done in terms of stock?

#286 Madzane  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 04:28 PM

I’m sure Amazon will have additional stock upon release. But given how niche the system is I doubt we’ll see multiple runs.

#287 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2826 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 04:43 PM

It will probably go for a few runs, but the general impression I'm getting is that this thing won't be available for years to come. Konami will cut production as soon as they get a whiff of demand falling off. They're also probably expecting this thing to do better in Japan. The PC Engine was a big deal in Japan, but little more than a footnote in North America. That's part of the reason why they're being so bold about putting Japanese-language only games on this device. They know where this retro console is likely to be more popular.

 

It's possible that it will get over-produced and go on sale for cheaps in a few months. But I don't think we'll see the same situation we did with the Playstation Classic. Konami doesn't have as deep of pockets as Sony. They aren't going to be looking to flood the market with these things. And they have the PS Classic as an example of what can happen if they go too hard on supply too quickly.



#288 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6447 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2020 - 05:18 PM

I wonder if the delay will further result in short supply?

 

https://www.silicone...to-coronavirus/



#289 righteousalive   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   65 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 08:38 PM

My finances aren't the greatest right now so I'm slightly relieved to hear about the delay, as excited I am to play this. 



#290 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4266 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 10:13 PM

I forgot I pre-ordered this last summer. I bought the Genesis mini at launch thinking it was going to sell out eventually. Now we all know how cheap it got at GS and other stores these past few weeks. I regret paying full price for it. I am thinking this TG mini will be around long enough for clearance deals as well.

 

Edit -  I just saw the news about the delay but I don't think that will cause the production numbers of this thing to be lower in the long run.



#291 bigbadboaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   361 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 04:59 AM

The problem is, Konami is selling exclusively through Amazon and have preorders to gauge production - which is now delayed anyway. This is one machine that may not stay available, even if it does NOT sell well.



#292 bubster93   WOT! CAGiversary!   197 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 05:54 AM

Two of the best/interesting games on this console have to be the legend of valkyrie &ninja gaiden.

 

Ninja gaiden is a tg16 port of the nes ninja gaiden, but it has a whole new soundtrack! (give it a listen on youtube when you get the chance)

 

the legend of valkyrie is a port of the 1989 jp only arcade game. It looks fantastic, and shows clever zelda a link to the past styled game design elements before alttp even came out in 1991 in japan! If you can't get this version or are skipping the tg16 mini, you can play the arcade version on Namco Museum® Vol. 5 (PSOne Classic) for $6 from the playstation store.



#293 ravens52bears54   Thin Blue Line CAGiversary!   1564 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 07:55 AM

Legendary Axe is an unexplainable mistake, but I kinda like that they didn't fill the list with sequels to a smaller set of games. And it has Bonk's Revenge which is arguably the best Bonk.

Yeah, but why have Revenge and Air Zonk and not the first game? That's just dumb.

#294 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2075 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 March 2020 - 12:36 AM

Yeah, but why have Revenge and Air Zonk and not the first game? That's just dumb.

Air Zonk is a completely different genre and Revenge is typically considered the best Bonk (given the choice of the three, people that have played them would likely choose that one).

 

Personally I'm not that put out because the included list is so nice with a good variety.  Sure there are misses, Bonk 1 and Legendary Axe stick out, but overall it's great and the inclusion of the Japan titles is a nice touch (especially since we missed several of their best games, notably Castlevania).

 

Not happy about the delay, but since it is manufactured in China and they have had to shut down many production facilities I understand it really isn't Konami's fault.  I understand that the PC Engine version might have some limited number come out on time, apparently they were a bit further along on that production. 

 

I like to collect the mini consoles, but if anyone is really anxious a Raspberry Pi 3 plays all the card, CD and Supergraphx games without flaw if you don't mind tinkering to set it up and you don't have to worry about game omissions - there are plenty of guides out there on doing that.  Or wait until after it comes out and I'm sure it will be hacked, although the Genesis Classic took a while so no telling how long that will take.



#295 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6447 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2020 - 04:22 PM

I didn't expect this to sell out. Hopefully they'll have additional pre-orders before it's released or at least additional stock to purchase later.

I don't think it's really sold out.  Amazon tends to deactivate preorders on items like this where there is no firm release date.  



#296 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1295 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2020 - 05:41 PM

I don't think it's really sold out.  Amazon tends to deactivate preorders on items like this where there is no firm release date.  

Yeah, they seemed to have stopped preorders the moment the delay was announced last week.



#297 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2075 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2020 - 05:43 PM

I don't think it's really sold out.  Amazon tends to deactivate preorders on items like this where there is no firm release date.  

Well technically it did have a release date.  I'll keep an eye on it though since it doesn't have one now.  I would imagine we might be looking at a couple month delay.  China is going through some rough stuff, but their economy cannot be out of action that long without serious problems.



#298 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4425 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2020 - 06:08 PM

I do think the TG16 mini will ultimately get harder to find overtime and I don't foresee it getting the deep discounts we've seen with the PS Classic or Genesis Mini. That being said anyone who wants one of these shouldn't have an issue getting one, Amazon will likely have them available for purchase once it does release.  



#299 ravens52bears54   Thin Blue Line CAGiversary!   1564 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2020 - 09:35 PM

I do think the TG16 mini will ultimately get harder to find overtime and I don't foresee it getting the deep discounts we've seen with the PS Classic or Genesis Mini. That being said anyone who wants one of these shouldn't have an issue getting one, Amazon will likely have them available for purchase once it does release.

I would think that would be kind of obvious considering Amazon is the only retailer. I'm sure there will be much less supply than the other mini consoles.

#300 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2075 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2020 - 10:57 PM

I would think that would be kind of obvious considering Amazon is the only retailer. I'm sure there will be much less supply than the other mini consoles.

I would think the demand would be lower here as well.  The TG16 really did not do all that well in the US, therefore the nostalgia is more limited.  The previous minis had a significant number of people grow up with those consoles.  The TG16 had its fans, of course, but really doesn't have the mindshare of a NES, Genesis, SNES or Playstation.