GameGadget release date confirmed

On the 30 March 2012 we will see the release of GameGadget, the first game console to be developed in the UK for almost 20 years.

For those that don’t know, GameGadget offers gamers, game developers and game publishers a great deal of choice and flexibility in how they play, create and sell games. Described as the “iPod for Games”, GameGadget is the first games console to be developed in the UK since the heyday of Spectrum and Amstrad over 20 years ago.

GameGadget are working directly with video game publishers and developers to license their back catalogue via a proprietary “iTunes” style digital download platform, with the aim of creating the ultimate retro gaming handheld.

Operating as a market place, games will be available at a variety of price points, set by the publisher with the opportunity to sell games singularly and in bundles. The console itself has an SRP of £99.99 and will be exclusively available from www.gamegadget.net.

You can view the GameGadget early visualisation video here:

GameGadget also confirmed the working specification of the device:

Hardware specs:
CPU core: 433mhz dual core CPU
Internal Ram: 64MB RAM / 2GB Flash RAM
Input: D-Pad, 2 shoulder, 4 face, Start, Select & Reset buttons
Outputs: Stereo Speakers, Headphones Jack & TV-out
Display: 3.5” LCD
Screen Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels resolution (16 BIT colour)
Battery: Li-Ion (rechargeable)
Additional Storage: SD/SDHC
Connectivity: Micro USB
Dimensions: 140 W x 75 H x 16 D (mm)

So does this new handheld gaming device interest you? With the 3DS selling well and the PlayStation Vita out in a month, is this something that you want, or afford? It could certainly find its own niche but let us know what you think in the comments.

Author: Martyn Newton

Overlord of PopBucket and a gamer from a very young age with earliest memories including Theme Park, Detroit (look it up), Sim City, Championship Manager 2, The Lion King and Command & Conquer.

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