I guess this was bound to happen, Hyperkin's rival, Innex, Inc., is releasing what seems to me to be a Retron 3 clone called the Super Retro Trio. While they seem a step behind the Retron 5, this console clone may be better than the others (pure speculation). They're also releasing a device called the Super Retro Adapter that lets you play GBA games, again, not as convenient as the Retron 5.
Here's a link to the sell sheet and pictures for both the Retro Trio and Retro Adapter:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j8ke8t3w6gs1qk6/T0dL15sLgU/MEDIA/E3%202013/E3_2013_RETROBIT_SR3%2CSRA%28lowres%29.pdf
Here's the press release I received:
"POMONA, CALIFORNIA (APRIL, 2013) - Innex, Inc., one of the fastest growing international distributors of video game accessories, has announced the upcoming launch of its Super Retro Console and Adapter by Retro-bit® that allows you to play old-school games for NES, SNES, GENESIS and GBA without having to be physically transported back to the 20th century.
Manufactured by Retro-bit, the Super Retro Consoles are distributed exclusively by Innex and will debut at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, June 11th - June 13th.
"Old-school is new-school when it comes to playing nostalgia games," states Innex President, Titi Ngoy. "Our exclusive line of Retro-bit® game consoles are awesome for any gamer, no matter what their age. There is a huge appetite for original 8-bit and 16-bit action and we anticipate an enthusiastic demand for this exciting line up."
Super Retro Trio - Play classic NES, SNES and GENESIS games directly from the original cartridges onto the SR3. The modern design of this 3-in-1 home system allows for less clutter and more gaming. It's equipped with 3 cartridge slots, 6 controller ports compatible with original or third party controllers, two 16-bit game controllers, an S-video connection, an AC adapter and an AV cable. SRP $69.99
Super Retro Adapter - Play original GBA game cartridges directly on the SNES or any third party 16-bit console. The Super Retro Adapter comes equipped with a GBA link cable port (link cable sold separately) for connecting of up to 3 Gameboy systems which allows you to play 4-way gaming. SRP $39.99
Super Retro Bundle - Combines both the Super Retro Trio with the Super Retro Adapter into one awesome bundle of retro fun. SRP: $89.99
Innex will be showcasing the Super Retro Trio and Super Retro Adapter during the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11th - 13th at Booth #5636 West Hall.
About Innex, Inc.
In 2004, Innex was founded on the principles of innovation, fun, and a commitment to customer service. While initially established as a distributor of videogame peripherals, Innex has grown to include videogame-related toys, gifts, and mobile and audio accessories. With just under a decade of operation, Innex has become an award-winning leader in global distribution, providing its business partners with various services which include, but are not limited to, manufacturing, sourcing, marketing, and design. Facilities in North America and Asia ensure that Innex has the logistical and shipping expertise to deliver its products and services on time and under budget.
For a complete listing of Innex services and recent press releases, please visit http://www.innexinc.com
It looks like the console wars isn't just for the big three anymore.