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Back in June last year, Konami announced that it was set to join Nintendo, Sony, and Sega by launching its own retro mini console in the form of the TurboGrafx-16 Mini. After a long delay, US gamers can finally get their hands on the hardware later this week.

The TurboGrafx-16 Mini was meant to launch on March 19, but at the beginning of March Konami delayed it until further notice. The coronavirus had just started to take hold and production of the retro console was halted in China, leaving Konami with no choice but to wait it out. Now, as Engadget reports, the wait is over and the console will start shipping across North America this Friday, May 22.

Amazon’s listing for the console confirms the May 22 release date and also advertises the 8Bitdo wireless gamepad for the system, which launches two days earlier and costs $24.99. The TurboGrafx-16 Mini only ships with one controller, so it’s worth considering a second. The console also doesn’t ship with a power adapter, however, it’s powered over a USB cable so you may have a USB plug you can use. If not, there is a version with an adapter for $119.98.

PCMag was lucky enough to review the tiny console back in April and found it to be “the best retro remake of a game console you probably never played.” It ships with 50 different PC Engine and TurboGrafx-16 games built-in, and the majority of them you’ll likely never have played before. At $100, it’s also good value for money considering how many games are included and how much fun we’re predicting you’ll have with it.

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