Panic’s Playdate handheld will be pre-ordered on July 29

last month, Panic said Air dateIts small gaming handheld device with a crank will finally start accepting pre-orders in July, but the actual date was not disclosed. However, now it has. The company just announced that you can pre-order Playdate for $179 on July 29 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

In addition, the Playdate Cover, a purple protective cover for handheld computers, will also be pre-ordered for $29. If you want to get both at the same time, it makes more sense to buy the Playdate and Cover bundle at $199. However, for the recently announced Playdate Stereo Dock, it is not yet ready to accept pre-orders because it is still under development.

According to the press release, Panic stated that the first batch of Playdate devices should be around 20,000 and will start shipping by the end of this year. After the initial quota is sold, it will ship subsequent orders in 2022. The company also wants to assure customers that Playdate will never be “sold out”; you just have to wait in line because production will adjust to demand.

Reservations require pre-payment, but Panic stated that they can cancel the reservation at any time for a full refund. There is a limit of two purchases per person. Playdate will initially ship to the following countries/regions-United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.It also considers selling equipment in Malaysia where the factory is located (if you are in Malaysia, you can fill in This form So panic allows you to post in time). International shipping will include any duties or taxes.

If you still can’t get enough Playdate, Panic also announced that it will launch a new Playdate-focused podcast next week, which will provide you with more background and information about this small handheld game console.While waiting, you can take a look We are here for a preliminary preview of Playdate.

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