The New NeoGeo Console Can Run Games Of SD Cards, Also Runs Linux

By Spencer . September 11, 2012 . 12:06am

ninjamasThe NeoGeo X Gold looks like slick piece of hardware. It’s a console, handheld. and has a replica NeoGeo arcade stick. Oh, and it’s suggested retail price is *gulp* $199.99. While it is pre-loaded with 20 games, for $200 users should be able to add games to the system somehow.


And it looks like you can. The Japanese announcement says the NeoGeo X Gold has 2GB of flash memory on board and supports a 1-8GB SD or MMC card. The initial NeoGeo X Gold shipment in Japan includes a Ninja Master game card. This promotion has not been announced for North America at this time.


The NeoGeo X has a 1GHz CPU clock, 128MB system memory, runs Linux, has a 4.3 inch LCD screen with 480×272 pixel resolution in a 16 : 9 aspect ratio. In Japan, the NeoGeo X Gold costs 19,990 yen ($254) and comes out on December 6.

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  • Andrew Austin

    Oh wow, this is great news. I was under the impression this would be just a novelty device with only the 20 preloaded titles.

    Kinda interested in this now. Hopefully they release games on a regular basis.

  • Looks and sounds good but it’s too big. This could’ve been an excellent portable if it was more portable.

  • Kevadu

    Hmm…going by the specs it’s a Linux box running an emulator (certainly it’s way faster than the Neo Geo was).  It’s probably really hackable.  This could be fun for more than just Neo Geo games…

    • neo_firenze

       And it’s not as if they’re going to have the resources to be as vigilant at trying to combat hackers as a Sony or Nintendo would.  Nor would they necessarily want to, might be OK treating this like one of those Korean homebrew/emulator-friendly portables like the GP2X.  I could see this being the perfect portable emulation machine, and not to mention stylish as hell.

      I’m super excited about the NGX, actually.  The ability to use the docking station to play with a controller through a monitor/TV is super cool too.  I hope it supports standard Neo Geo controllers, and I’d be willing to pay for legit versions of additional Neo games (maybe an official download shop?)

  • This already sounds better than the last few handhelds I have owned. I want to get one hopefully :(

  • hadjimurad

    i’d love new indie developers make some games specifically for this. i wonder if there are other “secret” features…

  • DarthSithZero

    If I can play emulators like Genesis, N64, Snes, GBA , PSX, CPS1-2 & Mame im getting one 1st day

  • Pope The Rev XXVIII

    SO buying one

  • Marco Tinè

    Looks like a beefed up PSP, don’t it? Notice the same exact screen resolution. The design seems to spring from any iPhone out there, with the benefit of actual controls – and seemingly good ones.

    While it all sounds good, the price doesn’t seem right to me because I can’t see that level of value. Most of what this machine can do seems already feasable, again, on a PSP… Maybe Linux support will spawn more apps.

    Oh, and one more thing: I hope to see official software support from SNK Playmore, other than releases of old classics, and third parties. It makes little sense not to promote the machine to external devs.

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