The Playdate Handheld Console Has a Pared Down Design

 - May 24, 2019
References: play.date & blessthisstuff
Nostalgia gaming is continuing to be a popular aspect of the market as adult consumers seek to relive their childhood, which is seeing new solutions the Playdate handheld console be introduced. Looking like a portable gaming device from the past with a touch of modern flair, the unit features just two buttons, a black-and-white display, a directional control pad and a hand crank on the side as an analog controller for certain titles. The device might have a simple design, but is outfitted with advanced connectivity features like Bluetooth, WiFi and USB-C to make it a future-ready solution.

The Playdate handheld console will feature 12 games at launch that will be released in one week intervals for the first several months.