Neo Geo X Gold portable console details and price announced!

Jun 9, 2004
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NEOGEO X GOLD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM Announced for Worldwide Distribution
Tommo Inc. sets release date and price for revolutionary gaming "system within a system"

Los Angeles, Calif. - August 13, 2012 - Tommo, Inc., in partnership with SNK PLAYMORE, today confirmed that the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system is scheduled for a worldwide release this December. Following the 20th anniversary of the ground breaking NEOGEO AES console, the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system provides players with all of the features of a home arcade and the convenience of a handheld gaming device. The NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system is set for a worldwide release on December 6, 2012 for a suggested retail price of $199.99 (USD).

The NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system comes complete with the NEOGEO X Station, the NEOGEO X Handheld with 20 pre-loaded NEOGEO classic titles, and the NEOGEO X Joystick. In addition to coming pre-loaded with 20 NEOGEO classic titles, the NEOGEO X Handheld device features a crisp 4.3" LCD display, an expandable game card slot, internal stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for a personal gaming experience you can take anywhere. The NEOGEO X Handheld device works with the NEOGEO X Joystick and NEOGEO X Station to charge the handheld device and transfer the action directly to a television set or monitor, via HDMI or A/V out, for a true arcade experience right at home.

The full list of NEOGEO X Handheld pre-installed games is as follows:
3 COUNT BOUT
LEAGUE BOWLING
ART OF FIGHTING II
MAGICIAN LORD
ALPHA MISSION II
METAL SLUG
BASEBALL STARS II
MUTATION NATION
CYBER LIP
NAM 1975
FATAL FURY
PUZZLED
FATAL FURY SPECIAL
REAL BOUT - FATAL FURY SPECIAL
THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95
SAMURAI SHODOWN II
KING OF THE MONSTERS
SUPER SIDEKICKS
LAST RESORT
WORLD HEROES PERFECT

"Great game consoles don't die; they're just reborn in much more affordable and convenient packages," said Tommo CEO Jonathan Wan. "The NEOGEO X GOLD is a love letter to one of my favorite consoles of all time, and working with SNK PLAYMORE to acquire the NEOGEO license, Tommo Inc. looks to provide gaming and entertainment enthusiasts with a classic arcade experience both at home and on the go."


Distribution of the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system for European and Asian territories will be handled exclusively by BLAZE and Success Company. North American distribution of the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system will be handled exclusively by Tommo, Inc..

For the latest news as it is released, and for additional information regarding the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system, please visit: www.NEOGEOX.com.

About SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION:
Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION (SNK) develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1978, SNK is one of the largest privately held interactive entertainment content providers in the world.

Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN SNK continues to be an industry leader by focusing on their rich arcade history. More information on SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION can be found at www.snkplaymore.co.jp SNK PLAYMORE USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.

About Tommo, Inc.:
With over 20 years of experience in logistics and sales, a knowledgeable staff and sales representatives available nationwide, Tommo Inc. is one of North America's largest distributors of video gaming merchandises. Founded in 1989, Tommo has grown from a wholesaler of imported video games to becoming one of the nation's main suppliers of video gaming content to national retail chain stores as well as independent retailers.

About BLAZE:
Founded by Jason Cooper over 20 years ago, BLAZE now specializes in the creation and distribution of retro gaming devices. BLAZE currently distribute SEGA and ATARI branded consoles and, in Q1 2012, are set to release the "Gamegadget" games console, billed as the "iPod for games"

About Success Company:
Based in Hong Kong, Success Company are specialists in the distribution of all video games formats throughout the Asian region.



© SNK PLAYMORE "NEOGEO" is a registered trademark of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION. Used under license from SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION.


 
Feb 8, 2008
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That can't possibly cost $200 to manufacturer. Someone involved is being stingy about licenses or greedy.

And what's up with them picking the original Metal Slug instead of the much superior Metal Slug X or Metal Slug 3?
 
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Why are they bundling the console and the portable together?

Edit: Wait, I see, the "station" is just an oversized docking port for the portable to appear on TVs and charge, and to use the joystick with it. I thought you could plug original Neo-Geo cartridges directly into it.
 
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Woah, comes with joystick for tv gaming too? Thing looks awesome, won't buy it, but the whole kit looks great. If it's the same quality as the aes, it's brilliant.
 
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Okay, to be fair, if the joystick is up to snuff, then $200 isn't as bad as it could be.

The real question is going to be what other games will be available for it, how they'll be distributed, and what the pricing will be. Also, if SNK is going to put NeoGeo Pocket titles into the mix or not. If not, then this is just another re-hashing of SNK's NeoGeo library, and as much as I love those games, I'm getting a little tired of just getting handed the same stuff over and over and over.
 

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As long as we get some reviews prior detailing quality and emulation I'll buy.
+1

Hit the nail bro, very interested in the hardware and button quality as well and how it performs with some emulators. This basically looks like a very sexy GB Micro. If that d-pad is swell I'll buy at 200 no prob... whenever I have the money to cough up
 

SMT

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lol $200 is affordable somehow. Yeah, you're sure going to see the kids at the group foster homes rushing to the stores to buy this aged and affordable entertainment system.

This has brought tears to my eye.
 

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Okay, to be fair, if the joystick is up to snuff, then $200 isn't as bad as it could be.

The real question is going to be what other games will be available for it, how they'll be distributed, and what the pricing will be. Also, if SNK is going to put NeoGeo Pocket titles into the mix or not. If not, then this is just another re-hashing of SNK's NeoGeo library, and as much as I love those games, I'm getting a little tired of just getting handed the same stuff over and over and over.
Nintendo and sony both need to get on the ngpc train. There is a lot of gold in those titles.
 
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Nintendo and sony both need to get on the ngpc train. There is a lot of gold in those titles.
We should already have NGPC games on the 3DS' virtual console. We should have had a NGPC collection on the DS. But, no, that would require SNK do something other than whoring out the same selection of "classic" NeoGeo games over and over.
 

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Buyer beware. Blaze has a terrible reputation - look at reviews for the Gamegadget which they released a few months ago.