And, a quick update on the Pocket.
The pre-orders opened for it yesterday, and sold out in 8 minutes. Pre-orders are no longer available.
The sheer speed was a little surprising. Previous pre-orders for the Super NT and Mega SG lasted several days at least. This is probably a combination of very limited supply (not surprising), and unusually high demand (a little surprising). With the steep price-point on this device and its associated dock, I was expecting the ardor for it to cool somewhat. That's clearly not the case. Even with a smaller supply, the demand for this thing is straight-up rabid, way higher than I was expecting.
I'm wondering if the additional features for the device may have figured into the demand. It's possible that the music-mixing community may be part of what's boosting the demand. Original video game handheld hardware has been used for music sampling and synthesis for quite some time. A lot of DJs use GameBoys in their performances, because of the unique sound their processors produce. The Analogue Pocket is going to come bundled with music composition software, and it has the potential to near-flawlessly simulate any traditional video game handheld. In fact, it will likely have the FPGA muscle to simulate ANY older audio chip. And it's going to come with a plethora of MIDI output options built right in. For classic chip-tune sampling, it's basically a bargain, and a dream-come-true for a lot of DJs.