How To Pre-order Playdate

Posted: Jan 11 2020, 1:02am CST | by , in Technology News

 

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How to Pre-order Playdate

The Playdate video game controller goes viral.

Update 01/11/20: The quirky Playdate portable gaming console with handcrank charging will ship in 2020. First up will be a developer version, according ot the latest update of Panic, the company behind the unique Playdate console.

Panic said in a new update: "We’re planning to open full orders once the Playdate Developer Preview cycle is complete (and our first season of games is done). We do not want to take anyone’s money until Playdate is absolutely 100% ready to go. That means we’ll begin taking orders in 2020, once we have lots of Playdates in stock and ready to go out the door.

But, this is important: once that first batch of units is sold, Playdate will not be “sold out”. Our plan is to take back orders and do constant production at the factory, keeping our line running every weekday, and shipping units as they arrive."

As soon as Panic announces the Pre-order date for playdate, we will update this post accordingly. The excitement about this unique designed gaming console is still high. The price of playdate has been set to $149.

About Playdate

"...the most amazing and exciting product announcement, for me, since the original iPhone," says John Gruber on his famous blog Daring Fireball. I would not got that far, but the Playdate video game console has certainly raised a lot of attention. Mac software maker Panic unveiled the small and cute Playdate console on May 22.

Playdate will be sold with 12 pre-installed games that release one after the other over the span of 12 weeks. The price will be $149. Pre-order for the Playdate will begin late this year. The release date of Playdate is early 2020. Panic states on the Paydate site that stock will be very limited and that you should sign up early. Right now you can only sign-up to get notified on updates.

We will update this report when the pre-order for the Playdate will begin.

The most unique feature of the small Game Boy like device is a crank. Some of the games will use it as input for gameplay. To make hardware that plays games on a monochrome 400 x 240px LCD is no big deal these days. This is why a software maker with a great idea and creative partners is able to pull something off like the Playdate.

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