It’s been a big few weeks for Evercade, but there’s a bit of a downside to some recent excitement.
Evercade has helpfully published an explanation. The supply chain is short of vital components, as reported for the past few months, and those shortages have now hit Evercade, which has tried to work around it.
Once we were informed of the supply problems and were made aware that the components available for this run of production were unavailable, we tried our best to find a solution that allowed us to stick to the original release date, but we were left without a choice. We took the call to delay these cartridges late last week and started informing our retailers early this week.
We have now sourced alternative parts to hit the new release date and, because of this, we’ve been able to make sure the supply chain for these components is in place for the rest of 2021 and beyond. So we should have no delays on any other items for the rest of the year, including our newly announced cartridges and hardware.
We’re aware that this issue isn’t localised just to Evercade but the electronics industry as a whole, and we’ve been incredibly fortunate with the releases of our product over the last 18 months, in the midst of a global pandemic and supply shortages, that this is the first (and hopefully only) instance of this problem for us. We’re thankful to you, our community, for being an understanding one and you can rest assured that a solution to these issues has been found for the rest of this year.
Because of these steps, Evercade expects other releases to avoid being hit by problems. They also underline that pre-orders and release dates for other cartridges and the Evercade VS will not be changing.
Gaming since 1984, retro gaming since 2004. Contributes to Linux Format magazine and MakeUseOf.com.