Analogue has announced that it will ship a new wave of Pocket handhelds in late March to people who entered early during its December presale. The company tweeted that Group A pre-orders will start shipping the last week of March and would all ship by the end of the month.
This date means Analogue is just hitting its first deadline – before the Game Boy handheld officially went on sale in December, the company said people who ordered first would receive their Pockets in “Q1 2022. “. Although that means the wait is almost over for those in Group A (I admit I started looking at the schedule, muttering to myself, “You know, there’s not much time left in Q1… “), some people still have time ahead of them. Group B is scheduled for Q4 2022, and Group C, along with all orders placed now, is scheduled for 2023.
Anyone in Group A should have received an email advising them of the despatch date and advising them that they have until Sunday March 13 to change their delivery address if necessary. If you’re in Group A and don’t want Pocket anymore, you can also cancel your pre-order by Sunday.
If you want to look forward to playing your old Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games again before your Pocket arrives, you can read our review here.