Friday, July 30, 2021

Playdate Pre-Orders

Panic (Hacker News, Slashdot):

The Playdate store is now open.

Juli Clover:

Priced at $179, the Playdate is a pocket-sized gaming system that has a unique design. It features a black and white display, bright yellow chassis, a d-pad, A+B buttons, and a crank on the side that serves as a flip-out rotational controller.


There will be several games available at launch, and an additional game will be delivered each week for a few months.


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They sold at least 20k in the first 20 minutes. I spaced ordering and they were already into 2022 deliveries by then.

Guess I’ll have to be satisfied with the dev kit (if it’s released soon) until then.

Amazing for a company founded on a (great, mind you, and great for decades) ftp app. 😉

@Ruffin, Since all units are dev units I don't think there will be a separate dev kit that contains a physical unit. the dev kit will just be the SDK for those units already in circulation.

I'm really looking forward to see how the software scene for the Playdate develops and evolves.

Since anyone can sideload on any service straight out of the box there could be a resurgence in old school shareware models.

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