RetroN3 NES, SNES And Genesis Compatible Console To Launch At E3

By Ishaan . May 23, 2010 . 11:03am


Hyperkin are a videogame peripheral company founded in 2009 that offer add-ons to consoles such as cheaper controllers, memory cards and 18-in-1 DS accessory kits. They also manufacture their own retro consoles. Two of these include a portable Genesis system and the Retro Twin Video Gaming System, which plays NES and Super Nintendo cartridges.


Their latest system, the RetroN3, however, adds Genesis support. It costs about $70, so if you’ve amassed a giant collection of older games and / or don’t own a Wii, you now have a way to play them. The system comes with two wireless controllers, but also has two original controller ports on board for each system it supports. Just keep in mind the system only supports S-video and composite AV inputs.


Hyperkin plan to launch the RetroN3, which they say was developed through feedback and suggestions they received from consumers, officially at E3 this year.

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  • Trotmeister

    Awww, no HDMI. >=[

  • There are a models similar to this, but wireless controls is a first for them, I think. Tempting, if only to get back to the feel of some games, especially ones that haven’t shown up anywhere else since, but I have to be mindful of the new games.

    Now, if they would get on to a region-free PS/Saturn/Dreamcast I can call it a day!

  • Loving the sega saturn controllers

  • Oh man this thing is UGG-LAY

    …. but I gotta get one.

  • RupanIII

    This is a great idea, too bad finding carts isn’t easier tho.

  • neo_firenze

    If this thing also supports Super Famicom carts, I’m interested. (SNES/Super Fami carts don’t have any software region lockout, but instead there’s a physical lockout in the form of plastic tabs to get in the way)

  • Chow

    OH MY GAWD that looks so awesome! Genesis time!
    Though, can’t say much about the color.

  • lostinblue

    I’m afraid it’s really ugly

  • CrisSpiegel

    I’d need an adapter to play Famicom carts, right? I don’t think it will support those extra sound chips used in Japan either. Or will it? The sound in Akumajou Densetsu is so much sweeter than the sound in Castlevania III. It seems some games can’t have their sounds properly executed on a NES.

    Also, Master System/Game Gear love would be great.

    • StealthKnight

      I don’t know but I think it’s easy to do anyway. It involves removing a plastic piece so the Japanese and European games can play on it.

    • Yes. You’d need an adapter for Famicom carts.

  • epy

    This would be all kinds of awesome if it wasn’t near impossible to get original cartridges where I live. And yes, it’s ugly as hell but I want one.

  • StealthKnight

    I hope the genesis support is good and replicates the sounds accurately. Did they make the Retro duo?

  • The Black/Grey one looks much better… I’d only want this because of the wireless controls & Genesis inclusion… because I already have a Retro Duo, but nothing to play Genesis games on.

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