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Playdate 2021 Stock Sells Out In Less Than 20 Minutes

Pre-orders were cranked up to the maximum level

Playdate manufacturer Panic has confirmed that the handheld console’s 2021 allotment of 20,000 units sold out in under 20 minutes (17 minutes to be exact).

Pre-orders for the Playdate went live on July 30, 3am AEST and there appears to be no shortage of interest at this stage. However, Panic has said previously that 2022 production will be scaled by demand, with pre-orders for 2022 still available via the website.

There is no set release date for the Playdate as of yet, but Panic has said that pre-orders will ship in late 2021.

Furthermore, Panic has revealed that they will be releasing the SDK for the Playdate, so anyone with the handheld crank-wielding console can develop games for it.

Did you manage to snare a 2021 unit? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

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Despite a childhood playing survival horrors, point and clicks and beat ’em ups, these days Zach tries to convince people that Homefront: The Revolution is a good game while pining for a sequel to The Order: 1886 and a live-action Treasure Planet film. Carlton, Burnley FC & SJ Sharks fan. Get around him on Twitter @tightinthejorts


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