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


#421 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   259 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 07:49 PM

Don't know if anyone noticed, but they quietly added a release date on the US Amazon page.

This item will be released on May 22, 2020.

My order still says arriving Jan. 5th 2021, but also lists the release date as May 22nd.


Right on. Came into the bumped thread expecting to be disappointed with a new comment on form factor, and actually got the update I've been desiring for the last year. Mine also says Jan 2021 but I'm sure it'll get updated.

#422 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6684 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2020 - 09:37 PM

Right on. Came into the bumped thread expecting to be disappointed with a new comment on form factor, and actually got the update I've been desiring for the last year. Mine also says Jan 2021 but I'm sure it'll get updated.

Mine was just updated with a delivery date of May 26th.  



#423 elvis731   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   515 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2020 - 10:10 PM

Oh good grief.  Mine from Japan is expected to arrive tomorrow.  I could have just waited a week and not paid an extra $10 and clogged up international shipping routes.   :roll:

Same.  It had been on sale so long in Japan that I assumed it wouldn't be announced to be released here anytime soon.  C'est la vie.  I just cancelled my US order, Japan order scheduled to be delivered tomorrow.



#424 NeloDiavolo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   429 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 10:39 PM

Wow I just put in my TG16 order last night from Amazon Japan. My new delivery estimate for my US order is May 26th. I did want two TG16 controllers. Maybe I'll keep both, but I would rather have a PCE version if I had two.

#425 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   259 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 11:00 PM

Wow I just put in my TG16 order last night from Amazon Japan. My new delivery estimate for my US order is May 26th. I did want two TG16 controllers. Maybe I'll keep both, but I would rather have a PCE version if I had two.


Same here. Finally!

#426 ElvisTheGreat   Daddy CAGiversary!   150 Posts   Joined 1.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 11:07 PM

Can confirm I also got an updated email for the 26th.

#427 Madzane  

Posted 14 May 2020 - 11:15 PM

This and Xenoblade for the end of May.....I’m going to be planning a vacation day. Great news.

#428 Licasguy   Boosh! CAGiversary!   284 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2020 - 11:20 PM

Got my updated email for the 26th and am so hyped!!

#429 vwbeetlvr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   345 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 12:07 AM

May 26 get hype.



#430 z3razerviper  

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 01:03 AM

Nice!!



#431 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   589 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 01:05 AM

Well, that escalated quickly...

#432 fantomgamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   315 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 01:12 AM

Add me to the list... May 26th. Too bad it wasn't the 16th... Would have been fitting.

#433 TnAdct1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   131 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2020 - 03:12 AM

I'm also got the May 26th delivery update.

 

Between that, Mortal Kombat Aftermath, Xenoblade, and a number of games available on the Nintendo eShop on the 28th, the final week of May will be a busy one for me video game wise.



#434 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4411 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 12:01 PM

Looks like I will be playing some TG16 goodness right before I go back to work in June.



#435 NeloDiavolo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   429 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 08:58 AM

Ended up getting my order on Monday. I am quite surprised that it came in this quickly from Japan! 



#436 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2268 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 01:43 PM

Apparently they are shipping them in the US and the Amazon date is accurate, my card was charged this morning.  Konami hasn't updated their official page yet though.



#437 Nelson2011   Huh?! CAGiversary!   421 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 01:44 PM

Same, my card was just charged for this...



#438 Maneru  

Posted 21 May 2020 - 02:07 PM

wonderful... canceled my preorder last week...



#439 VoltaicOwl  

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 02:54 PM

Got mine from Japan a couple days ago.  Really liking it so far!  Using a wired controller and having to turn it off via a switch on the console feels oddly nostalgic.



#440 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8945 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2020 - 05:31 PM

Has anyone's wired Hori controller shipped? It's frustrating that the console will be arriving here tomorrow but my second controller won't.



#441 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1309 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2020 - 06:50 PM

Has anyone's wired Hori controller shipped? It's frustrating that the console will be arriving here tomorrow but my second controller won't.

Man, i was just charged, with an estimate of a tuesday delivery.... and I ordered within minutes of it popping up on amazon last july :( That and both my Duo and Duo r are out getting recapped, so I haven't had any turbo goodness in a bit



#442 RagManX   Complete Doofus CAGiversary!   202 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2020 - 07:45 PM

Just got shipping notification for mine. Supposed to be here tomorrow. Console only. Controller extension and extra controller not included at the moment.



#443 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4411 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 09:11 PM

I am getting my extra controller tomorrow before my system which says it will arrive next Tuesday.



#444 bigbadboaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   428 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 09:28 PM

At this point, I would cancel any Hori controllers and order the 8bitdo wireless - it's the same price!



#445 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4411 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 01:11 PM

Yeah I have never been disappointed in 8bitdo controllers.



#446 pbfluff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   937 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2020 - 01:58 PM

i’m bummed that i have to settle for a pc engine second controller instead of another turbopad..

i already have some other 8bitdo controllers that are great for my pi and pc.

The replica controllers are a big reason why i have picked up these various mini consoles. The faux nostalgic experience is more fun for me than just playing these games elsewhere (pi, pc, legends cabinet)

Currently playing through quackshot on my sega mini with the 3 button pad...it just feels right.

Another great thing is that they all accept hdmi and the same power adapter so i can quickly swap in and out the mini consoles without any fuss (nes, snes, genesis, psx)

I still have the original hardware for many of these consoles, but they are inconvenient to setup and use on a whim. The lack of save states (which my father/husband lifestyle requires) also becomes problematic.

#447 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2268 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 03:38 PM

At this point, I would cancel any Hori controllers and order the 8bitdo wireless - it's the same price!

Yeah, might as well.  They destroyed the aesthetic aspect of it by not offering a matching option.  Hori really dropped the ball here.  Might as well take advantage of a quality wireless option.

 

I'm going to give the mini a good run through when mine arrives to see which controllers work for it.  I've heard other mini console controllers won't work, but I can't imagine those being different than other USB controllers.  Hopefully they will, then getting more controllers will be unnecessary.



#448 HaloGX   DCGX CAGiversary!   1173 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2020 - 04:03 PM

I couldn't get my Genesis M30 2.4ghz, though I'm not surprised. This way 8bitdo sells more controllers. 



#449 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   259 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 05:12 PM

I couldn't get my Genesis M30 2.4ghz, though I'm not surprised. This way 8bitdo sells more controllers.


I have 8bitdo snes30 pro and fc30 pro controllers and they absolutely suck. D-pad has gone completely limp on the snes30 to the point where it feels more like an analog stick than a D-pad and the fc30 always has connection issues. After those I swore to myself I'd never buy anything from 8bitdo again.

#450 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1309 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2020 - 05:12 PM

i’m bummed that i have to settle for a pc engine second controller instead of another turbopad..

i already have some other 8bitdo controllers that are great for my pi and pc.

The replica controllers are a big reason why i have picked up these various mini consoles. The faux nostalgic experience is more fun for me than just playing these games elsewhere (pi, pc, legends cabinet)

Currently playing through quackshot on my sega mini with the 3 button pad...it just feels right.

Another great thing is that they all accept hdmi and the same power adapter so i can quickly swap in and out the mini consoles without any fuss (nes, snes, genesis, psx)

I still have the original hardware for many of these consoles, but they are inconvenient to setup and use on a whim. The lack of save states (which my father/husband lifestyle requires) also becomes problematic.

Makes me wonder.... do the new controllers match the old 1:1? if so, what would stop someone from swapping the white shell controllers with an original black one? May have to try this....