I am probably the last person on the internet to review this handheld. I was in two minds whether it was worth it at this stage. The main reason for the extreme lateness of this review are the problems I had with the d-pad and buttons. I thought that this was only an issue with the pre-production units, so I waited patiently for a replacement. Unfortunately it looks like some retail versions are affected by unresponsive buttons as well. My second replacement New PocketGo is a little better, but still not perfect. Read on for my New PocketGo Review.
Some people are reporting issues with the d-pad on the New PocketGo V2 and on the black PlayGo. In fact I also require a replacement unit as mine is faulty too. This is why there’s been no review here yet. I initially thought it was a problem with my unit only, but in the past …
Whilst the New PocketGo V2 is now shipping from RetroMimi, it’s currently only available in the grey colour scheme. If black is more your thing, you might be interested in the PlayGo branded version from AliExpress instead.
If you’re one of the ones that couldn’t get over the weird control layout of the RG350 then the New PocketGo might be your thing. It has the same JZ4770 processor so you can expect decent SNES and PS1 performance from this handheld, and the first 1000 units are available for pre-order now for $54.99 …
I thought it might be useful to give a rundown of what’s happening currently. What’s available, what’s coming soon, what’s never coming out etc.
Let’s start with….
For the Chinese market, the PocketGo goes by the name Miyoo. It’s the same device albeit with a grey shell colour and different branding on the screen lens. The team behind Miyoo (aka BittBoy and PocketGo) are working on a new handheld which as yet doesn’t have a name.