Neo Geo X Gold System details and price announced!

Hellraizah

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http://www.retrogamingroundup.com/images/news/2012/newneogeo.htm

NEOGEO X GOLD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM Announced for Worldwide Distribution
Tommo Inc. sets release date and price for revolutionary gaming "system within a system"

Los Angeles, Calif. - August 13, 2012 - Tommo, Inc., in partnership with SNK PLAYMORE, today confirmed that the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system is scheduled for a worldwide release this December. Following the 20th anniversary of the ground breaking NEOGEO AES console, the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system provides players with all of the features of a home arcade and the convenience of a handheld gaming device. The NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system is set for a worldwide release on December 6, 2012 for a suggested retail price of $199.99 (USD).

The NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system comes complete with the NEOGEO X Station, the NEOGEO X Handheld with 20 pre-loaded NEOGEO classic titles, and the NEOGEO X Joystick. In addition to coming pre-loaded with 20 NEOGEO classic titles, the NEOGEO X Handheld device features a crisp 4.3" LCD display, an expandable game card slot, internal stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for a personal gaming experience you can take anywhere. The NEOGEO X Handheld device works with the NEOGEO X Joystick and NEOGEO X Station to charge the handheld device and transfer the action directly to a television set or monitor, via HDMI or A/V out, for a true arcade experience right at home.

The full list of NEOGEO X Handheld pre-installed games is as follows:
3 COUNT BOUT
LEAGUE BOWLING
ART OF FIGHTING II
MAGICIAN LORD
ALPHA MISSION II
METAL SLUG
BASEBALL STARS II
MUTATION NATION
CYBER LIP
NAM 1975
FATAL FURY
PUZZLED
FATAL FURY SPECIAL
REAL BOUT - FATAL FURY SPECIAL
THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95
SAMURAI SHODOWN II
KING OF THE MONSTERS
SUPER SIDEKICKS
LAST RESORT
WORLD HEROES PERFECT

"Great game consoles don't die; they're just reborn in much more affordable and convenient packages," said Tommo CEO Jonathan Wan. "The NEOGEO X GOLD is a love letter to one of my favorite consoles of all time, and working with SNK PLAYMORE to acquire the NEOGEO license, Tommo Inc. looks to provide gaming and entertainment enthusiasts with a classic arcade experience both at home and on the go."


Distribution of the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system for European and Asian territories will be handled exclusively by BLAZE and Success Company. North American distribution of the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system will be handled exclusively by Tommo, Inc..

For the latest news as it is released, and for additional information regarding the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system, please visit: www.NEOGEOX.com.

About SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION:
Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION (SNK) develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1978, SNK is one of the largest privately held interactive entertainment content providers in the world.

Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN SNK continues to be an industry leader by focusing on their rich arcade history. More information on SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION can be found at www.snkplaymore.co.jp SNK PLAYMORE USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.

About Tommo, Inc.:
With over 20 years of experience in logistics and sales, a knowledgeable staff and sales representatives available nationwide, Tommo Inc. is one of North America's largest distributors of video gaming merchandises. Founded in 1989, Tommo has grown from a wholesaler of imported video games to becoming one of the nation's main suppliers of video gaming content to national retail chain stores as well as independent retailers.

About BLAZE:
Founded by Jason Cooper over 20 years ago, BLAZE now specializes in the creation and distribution of retro gaming devices. BLAZE currently distribute SEGA and ATARI branded consoles and, in Q1 2012, are set to release the "Gamegadget" games console, billed as the "iPod for games"

About Success Company:
Based in Hong Kong, Success Company are specialists in the distribution of all video games formats throughout the Asian region.



© SNK PLAYMORE "NEOGEO" is a registered trademark of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION. Used under license from SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION.

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For screenshots, logos, artwork, and more please visit the "NEOGEO X" folder on the MMPR press center located at www.mmpr.com/MMPRFTP.
 

OrochiEddie

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I'm not sure on the price point, but the game selection is far better than those of compilations past.
 

dragonpt

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Not bad, but everything i have bought from blaze in the past is low quality products.

For ex, the Blaze Megadrive (licensed), poor product.

Also for that price, eny person can buy an mvs and an 161-1 cart, at least that person is playing on an REAL hardware, and not on an shitii clone with roms.
 
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theMot

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Thank god, finally a news thread that isnt a letter to the community, apology, or drama reveal. Hurrah!
 

quest

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Hmm not bad, but for that price as someone suggested, you can get a real system.
I'd like to see what hardware is under the case. A simple CPLD with an emulator...?
 

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I really like all the official Neo-Geo branding on this thing. Tho I wish they had done a variation on the classic red and white colors of the arcade MVS and not the black plain home AES. For 200$ bucks I can buy a Google Nexus 7 tablet and run my NeoEmu app on it, all thats missing is a Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Wii stick to control it via Bluetooth.
 

Dampfwalze

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- how good is the built in joystick and buttons?
- no OLED screen for 200 $? and what about the resolution? does it fit the original Neo Geo resolution or will they have to scale the picture?
- how long does the batteries last?
- what titles are planned to expand the games list and how much will they cost?
- are newer titles even possible without frameskips? (RAM big enough?)
 

Yodd

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Another low quality, piece of shit of emulation based handheld.
:oh_no:

At least it has a nice selection of games including many titles from the early years.


But $200? lol

Plus, why would something that's suppose to be intended to emulate a 20+ year old console have a 16x9 LCD? I guess it also does movie play back as well.
 

Cernex

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I'm slightly excited, but I rather wait for reviews from the community before I even start saving to get it.
 

GhostSeed

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Unless BLAZE is going to do a 180 the way Mad Catz did for the Street Fighter IV sticks the build quality on this thing will be horrible.

That said I will gladly eat crow if they manage to release something that at least matches the NGPC in terms of quality.
 
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Tokyo

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You can play most Neo Geo games on PSP using either UMD , PSN or other means. This would be interesting if better games were included.
 

goldenegg

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From the description, it sounds like the 'AES' is a dock which charges the handheld, acts as an input for the joystick and outputs to a TV.
 

bryan

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It looks as if you put the handheld in the Neo Geo AES X slot for TV out and Controller hook up. I am really curios now. I better start saving just in case I want this.

Edit: Wow four post before I got done typing, damn you guys are quick. Any way I just think it looks cool and could be a neat piece of history. I am against AES stuff do to high prices and counterfeiting. I think this will be a cool way to a good looking "official" home system and portable in one. Can't wait to see this in action.
 
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mungrin

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I really like all the official Neo-Geo branding on this thing. Tho I wish they had done a variation on the classic red and white colors of the arcade MVS and not the black plain home AES. For 200$ bucks I can buy a Google Nexus 7 tablet and run my NeoEmu app on it, all thats missing is a Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Wii stick to control it via Bluetooth.

I thought the Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Wii stick was wired.there's a wireless version?
 

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I still think the idea of releasing a emu machine to be quite lame and I lol'ed a bit on the charging station and joystick. But I have to admit, its a nice touch. Guaranteed those will not be included in the $200 price tag. Those extras probably run you at least $100 more.
 

Yodd

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I thought the Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Wii stick was wired.there's a wireless version?

They call it wireless, but you still have to plug the cable from the stick into the wii controller therefor making the stick "wireless".
 

Neorebel

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This actually looks pretty cool with the TV out/joystick and all. Might be cool for traveling, but ultimately for 'collecting purposes.' lol. I'm a sucker and pretty much buy everything SNKP puts out incl. all the PS3 downloads and iPhone games even though I have the MVS originals to play.
 

NeoSneth

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Why buy this instead of any other handheld emulator?
Can you even install other emulators or is it locked to NeoGeo stuff only?

I'll just wait for people to review it.
 

goldenegg

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I still think the idea of releasing a emu machine to be quite lame and I lol'ed a bit on the charging station and joystick. But I have to admit, its a nice touch. Guaranteed those will not be included in the $200 price tag. Those extras probably run you at least $100 more.

The base and controller are included. The press release states:

"The NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system is set for a worldwide release on December 6, 2012 for a suggested retail price of $199.99 (USD).

The NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system comes complete with the NEOGEO X Station, the NEOGEO X Handheld with 20 pre-loaded NEOGEO classic titles, and the NEOGEO X Joystick."
 
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