A500 Mini US Release Update from Retro Games Ltd

A500 Mini Amiga console

In a time of continuing supply chain issues, The A500 Mini has proven a huge success – for its UK and European release, at least. For pre-orders and potential buyers in other territories, Retro Games Ltd has opted to make an announcement that may not go down well if you live in the USA and didn’t pre-order the A500 Mini.

An announcement post on the RGL Facebook page today outlines the scenario: in short, pre-orders are being fulfilled in the USA, but there will be little stock for buyers to grab an A500 Mini in the local store for the time being.

VARIOUS – NEWS/UPDATES –

The countdown to the #THEA500 mini being released in the #USA is finally ticking loudly! While it was beyond our control the later USA release date, we can’t wait for you guys there to finally get your hands on it! 29 days or less to go!

We know stock is either on the way or might even be with Amazon possibly, so you never know it might be released quicker, either way it’s almost there!

BUT A WARNING! We are also aware that most of the USA stock is now pre-ordered… so there will NOT be a lot of stock post release… and the same goes for most other regions… stock is starting to run low…

We have just confirmed batch order two.. but that will not be available till at least August or even later in the year depending on many global factors beyond our control, so if you want to guarantee your #retrogaming fun you need to buy ASAP if you have been on the fence…

Oh.. and did we mention we plan to do a firmware update with many of the things you have all been asking for included in it… like VERY SOON… 😊

Keep checking back!

Here is the original Facebook update:

It’s disappointing, but then again, that final line is quite exciting.

Oh.. and did we mention we plan to do a firmware update with many of the things you have all been asking for included in it… like VERY SOON… 😊

Aside from a larger system with a working keyboard, it looks as though the coming firmware update will make the A500 Mini even more usable.