The Neo Geo X Gold portable console, first reported on back in January, is set for release on December 6th for $199.99. The console, manufactured by Blaze under license from SNK, will arrive with 20 games preloaded and an “expandable game card slot” (previously reported as taking standard SD cards) for additional titles. With four face buttons, an analog stick, and a 4.3-inch display of unknown resolution, the Neo Geo X should be able to handle native Neo Geo games, unlike the original Neo Geo Pocket and Neo Geo Pocket Color, which were stuck with only two face buttons.
I remember when the Neo Geo first came out in 1991. I was around 10 years old. It cost $650, which may as well have been a hundred million bazillion dollars to me at the time. The *games* cost as much as a Super Nintendo did.
Maybe I’ll now buy this for my 10-year-old self.