RetroN 5 Game Console Runs NES, SNES, Genesis, GBA And Famicom Games


Videgame peripheral manufacturer Hyperkin have announced the RetroN 5, a game console capable of playing NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy Advance and Famicom cartridges. The system will be compatible with both NTSC and PAL cartridges, and will also support HDMI output with up to 720p resolution.



The RetroN 5 will have two controller ports for each platform (6 in total). You’ll be able to use your existing controllers and the device and will come with one wireless controller of its own included. It will also support button re-assignment across all controllers, as well as manual and passive overclocking to speed up and slow down the games being played on it.


Additionally, the RetroN 5 will also support save states, and in terms of game compatibility, Hyperkin say they’re aiming for 100% compatibility with all cartridges on the RetroN 5, including those using FX chips.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.