If you’re a retro game collector with tons of cartridges on your shelves, you can forget about playing NES games on your Nintendo Switch. My Arcade just revealed a hot new portable retro console at CES 2019 that’s practically designed for old-school gamers like you. Say hello to the Retro Champ Console.
This bad boy plays real, actual, physical Nintendo Entertainment System cartridges, and it plays them on the go. Not only does the Retro Champ Console allow you to play your actual NES cartridges in the car or in bed, it also comes with an HDMI out which allows you to play your NES games up on the big screen while at home. Here’s a brief product description from this morning’s press release:
“The Retro Champ Console breathes new life into retro gamers’ NES and Famicom cartridges without the need for a legacy console. My Arcade’s new console includes a built-in 7 inch screen that allows for portable play with 3 to 5 hours of playtime via the built-in rechargeable batteries. Retro gamers looking to play from the comfort of their couches can connect the Retro Champ to their TVs via the console’s HDMI output and pair with My Arcade wireless controllers (sold separately).
“Also included is a built-in cartridge cleaning kit — no more blowing on cartridges! The device is ideal for game collectors, cartridge hunters, and convention/expo goers that need a portable device to test potential new purchases.”
It’s hard to ask for more. This is a portable NES, with a built-in screen, and 5 hours of battery life. If this sounds like your perfect retro console, you can look for the Retro Champ Console this summer for $79.99. If we get our hands on one, we’ll update you with impressions straight away!