The Super Nt and Mega Sg consoles are going on their final production run and are estimated to ship in 2023.
Analogue is offering one more chance to buy its premium modern-retro consoles before they’re gone. The Analogue Mega Sg and Super Nt, the company’s modern takes on the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo, are once again available for preorder as they go on their final production run. Each console costs $199.99 (controllers not included) and can be preordered in various color options on Analogue’s site, with estimated shipments to arrive in the second quarter of 2023.
These final units are no different than previous production runs, so if you already own one, you don’t have to get too much FOMO over not owning some sort of special edition — though that may not stop these from becoming quite the collector’s item.
The Super Nt and Mega Sg were first released by Analogue in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Both are built using FPGA chips that imitate the original hardware of their Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis forebears, so they natively play retail cartridges without any need for emulation. But they also have HDMI outputs capable of 1080p at 60 / 50 Hz as well as wireless controller support via 8BitDo’s SN30 and M30 gamepads, giving these classic games some of the best performance possible.
While it may feel time to pour one out for these retro homies, the outgoing consoles will be survived by the Analogue Pocket. Analogue’s Game Boy-playing handheld is soldiering on with preorders still available for $219.99, which should all ship in 2023. The company noted on Twitter that it is continuing development on its Analogue OS and openFPGA, and next on the block should be the Analogue Duo — its take on the TurboGrafx. That upcoming console was first announced in 2020, with an estimated arrival of 2021, though Analogue’s site now says it will ship in 2023.
Correction February 7, 1:27PM ET: An earlier version of this story indicated the Super Nt and Mega Sg natively support wireless controllers. This is incorrect, however, they do work with 8BitDo’s wireless SN30 and M30 via a 2.4g wireless receiver. We regret the error.