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Playdate Preorders Go Live July 29: Pricing, Bundle, And How To Buy

5 days ago   |   By GameSpot

While we still don't know exactly when the Playdate handheld releases, we now know when you can preorder Panic's charming little system. Playdate preorders will go live on the official site at the links below on July 29 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. The Playdate costs $179 or $199 for a bundle with a protective case. Unlike some recent hardware ( Nintendo Switch OLED , PS5 , Xbox Series X , etc.), the Playdate won't sell out immediately. Panic has confirmed that roughly 20,000 Playdate units will be available to ship in the first wave in late 2021. Ordering early will definitely help you get the...
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Playdate hands-on: a Game Boy from a different dimension

Playdate hands-on: a Game Boy from a different dimension

6 days ago   |   By The Verge

A few days with Panic's crank-powered handheld
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Here's when and how you can preorder the Playdate handheld

Here's when and how you can preorder the Playdate handheld

6 days ago   |   By The Verge

Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge
Playdate, the quirky new handheld with a black-and-white screen and a crank on its side created by Panic and co-designed with Teenage Engineering, will be available for preorder starting Thursday, July 29th at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. You'll be able to secure a unit through the site play.date for $179. It'll start shipping later this year in select countries , though the company still doesn't have a concrete release date for the portable device. You can also preorder the Playdate Cover accessory that can protect the device for $29. If you preorder, you'll be...
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Panic's Playdate handheld isn't for everyone, and that's OK

Panic's Playdate handheld isn't for everyone, and that's OK

6 days ago   |   By Engadget

Nearly two years after the Playdate made its public debut, Panic's quirky gaming handheld with a crank is ready for the masses. The company recently announced that the Playdate will be available for pre-order on July 29th for $179, with a ship date of later this year. I've been playing with a “press preview” version of the Playdate for the past couple of weeks, and while it's not perfect, I still think it's an incredibly charming handheld with a lot of potential. The question is whether there'll be enough interest - from both developers and consumers - to keep it going for the long haul...
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