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Neo Geo handheld's new price is much more reasonable

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When we first got word of the price for the upcoming Neo Geo revival handheld,  Neo Geo Gold, we were disappointed to find it cost $200 and forced you to buy a joystick along with the console.

What the manufacturer didn't say at the time is that there would be more than one tier of purchasing options. Today, they've announced the second tier, Neo Geo X, which is a much more appealing option. 

Though still expensive, the Neo Geo X features everything that comes with the Neo Geo Gold except the joystick (including a stack of 20 pre-loaded games) at the more reasonable price of $130. While still probably too expensive for most gamers, it's now likely within the range of deep-pocketed players looking for an old school nostalgia trip.

It's still kind of hard to imagine shelling out that much scratch for one of the - admittedly cool - handhelds. Especially with so many Neo Geo compilation packs sitting in PS2 bargain bins.

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5 comments

  • LordZarlon - September 12, 2012 5:55 p.m.

    In an era when real contenders like Sony and Nintendo have had to scratch and claw to get their handhelds to a successful point this seems a strange move all around. I'm all for reviving old systems but this should have gone the route that those systems modeled after those old Atari joysticks that came pre-loaded with a bunch of games did. I think you could buy them at WalMart for like 40 dollars. This should be made in a shell that looks like a Neo Geo and sell for around fifty bucks.
  • filipe-alves - September 12, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    Never really liked Neo Geo... this thing is just too expensive for me to even bother... maybe in a few years the price will go way down.
  • srijit-sen - September 13, 2012 3:12 a.m.

    i agree.
  • Cloudiology - September 12, 2012 9:15 a.m.

    fuck off! it doesn't ever work! GAH!!

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