For my personally the portable aspect has no appeal. Portable gaming is for certain groups of people. Traditionally kids being the biggest group. Then you do have those people that try to play games on the go or when they are out somewhere I guess. But I don't play games while I'm out somewhere so I don't need a portable system. Most people just use their phone for that stuff anyway since they are already carrying that.
So if I want to play NeoGeo, I power up my NeoGeo MVS. No emulation needed.
Unless you are saying the portable is emulation, then you put it on the dock and its real hardware? that makes no sense. Cheap or not, thats just not going to happen as its additional cost for no reason.
You'd probably have to actually see how the system is, build quality wise as well. For all we know it could be made out of the exact same plastic as the Dingoo, I'd just be interested in that joystick and it's build quality.
As I said before there could be a market (nice one too) for this console if SNK were to make new old-school-style NeoGeo games for it
With ARM these days anyone can make a console, just look at the ouya n00bs, but $200 is too much considering there are generic chinese tablets with better specs going for almost half that
They are clearly trying to make a quick buck off gamer nostalgia...
I was wondering what the size of the dock station.
I don't think it would be a complete replica of the AES that is quiet big.
The ports on the front appear to be USB ports, you could probably figure out what size it is by using that as a reference.
Last edited by AlecRob; 08-14-2012 at 10:55 AM.
Do you think they will repackage the guts of this system into a clone console with a cart slot ? like the Blaze Megadrive/Genesis since Blaze is involved ?
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Last edited by runkthepunk; 08-14-2012 at 02:58 PM.
Buy a used AES console or better yet save up for a consolized MVS system if you have to have the true experience.
Edit: I didn't see that it has an expandable card slot. If this allows for the usual roms, using the original neo geo stick, thats a bit better. But still steep at $200. So a kinda win :)
Last edited by DeckardBR; 08-14-2012 at 06:51 PM.
I think the thing is a winner because it is a home system and portable too which for me is pretty important as I spend a large amount of time travelling on a train to work each week.
I disagree that for the $200 you should buy an AES or even a consolized MVS because both are much more expensive, at least in the UK they would be.
I recently sold my AES with the following:
AES US MACHINE 1 KIDNEY CONTROLLER & 1 NGCD PAD
FATAL FURY SPECIAL CART ONLY
SUPER SIDEKICKS 2 CART ONLY
PRO BOWLING CART ONLY
The buyer paid pretty much £180 for the machine and £20.00 postage to get it. I think the NEOGEO X represents miles better value for money even with 'only' 20 mostly average games. Picking up a pre-made consolized MVS will cost you over £200 and then the cheapest 161 cart or whatever will cost over £100. Also if you wanted to buy any of the pre-loaded 20 games as an AES cart it would cost decent amounts of money. (i sold my copy of NAM 1975 for £30 for example)
I believe the NGX machine will be expandable with more games via the SD slot but obviously don't know 100% or even how extra games could be added but still its making the right noises to me. I don't think people will buy one on the back of being an SNK super collector either as most 'hardcore' SNK fans seem to hate the idea of the machine in the first place. Its not official SNK hardware because its not made by SNK etc.
It looks like a product aimed at game fans of a certain vintage who remember but never got to experience the original machine because it was sooooo expensive and those people still cannot enjoy it now because its still sooooo expensive.
Yes emulators are available on nearly every machine so I guess the people who dig emulators wouldn't bother but I like shiny material possessions so I will be getting it.
Man I should work for Blaze!
Sounds good runkthepunk. Now we just have to worry if Dion is going to intercept the shipments and make his own boxes to call them rare ;)
www.neogeox.com has been updated.
The plastic looks kinda shitty for the docking station at least - but it seems that you dont have to buy the docking station if you don't want to.
The handheld on its own is MSRP $130 and you still get the 20 games. It is $70 on top for the dock and the stick then.
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