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Tiny handheld Playdate ships next month for $179, with 24 charming monochrome games to start  

By Editor - Tue Jun 08, 12:36 pm

Playdate , app and game designer Panic’s first shot at hardware, finally has a firm price and ship date, as well as a bunch of surprise features cooked up since its announcement in 2019 . The tiny handheld gaming console will cost $179, ship next month, and come with a 24-game “season” doled out over 12 weeks. But now it also has a cute speaker dock and low-code game creation platform. We first heard about Playdate more than two years ago, were charmed by its clean look, funky crank control, and black and white display, and have been waiting for news ever since. Panic’s impeccable design credentials combined with Teenage Engineering’s creative hardware chops? It’s bound to be a joy to use, but there wasn’t much more than that to go on.

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Tiny handheld Playdate ships next month for $179, with 24 charming monochrome games to start

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