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The NEOGEO X story:In 1992, the NEOGEO AES (Advanced Entertainment System) console was released, ushering in a groundbreaking new home system that brought arcade-quality games to the home for the very first time. Now, The 20th Anniversary reboot of this Retro Gaming Classsic, The Limited Edition NEOGEO X Gold has a worldwide release date of December 2012.If you're old enough to know what the NEOGEO was, then this news is for you! If you have never heard of the NEOGEO, then you are in for a treat!So to celebrate the system's 20th anniversary, the NEOGEO X Gold comes pre-loaded with 20 of the most well-known titles from the console's history."Great game consoles don't die; they're just reborn in much more affordable and convenient packages. The NEOGEO X GOLD is a love letter to one of my favorite consoles of all time, and working with SNK PLAYMORE to acquire the NEOGEO license, Tommo Inc. looks to provide gaming and entertainment enthusiasts with a classic arcade experience both at home and on the go," said Tommo CEO Jonathan Wan.The original NEOGEO home console was released in 1990 in Japan by SNK (now known as SNK Playmore). Its arcade-quality home software set it apart the competition; NEOGEO games were identical to arcade ones because the hardware was the same. Of course, all that came at a price: At $650 (over $1100 today), it was too expensive to be popular. Back in the day, if you could have afforded the equivelant to the NEOGEO X Offering (And let's face it, very few could), everything offered in the NEOGEO X Gold system would have set you back a whopping $6000! No wonder people call the NEOGEO the Bugatti brand of gaming!There is something about Retro Games that have a totally timeless appeal that is enjoyed by all. For those of us who grew up playing on the Atari or Sega Megadrive/Genesis, playing great old-school titles not only presents an unbeatable sense of nostalgia but also a greatway to pass time. Some argue that Retro Games were the best ever made... then along came SNK and the NEOGEO AES. They changed the face of gaming forever in every possible sense. It is amazing that even brand new gamers are becoming fans of the classic Retro Games from the 1990s, proving that these simple-but-addicting games have not been replicated, even with today's more powerful technology. LIMITED EDITION BONUS:For a limited time, the PRE-ORDER ONLY NEOGEO X GOLD LIMITED EDITION will come with a free NINJA MASTER'S NEOGEO X Game Card while supplies last! Experience all the magic of the 20 pre-loaded classic NEOGEO games at home or on the go!The NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system comes complete with the NEOGEO X Station, the NEOGEO X Handheld with 20 pre-loaded NEOGEO AES classic titles, and the NEOGEO X Joystick. In addition to coming pre-loaded with 20 NEOGEO classic titles, the NEOGEO X Handheld device features a crisp 4.3" LCD display, an expandable game card slot, internal stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for a personal gaming experience you can take anywhere. The NEOGEO X Handheld device works with the NEOGEO X Joystick and NEOGEO X Station to charge the handheld device and transfer the action directly to a television set or monitor, via HDMI or A/V out, for a true arcade experience right at home. Handheld Portable Video Games Console & HDMI Entertainment Docking Station & Authentic Arcade Experience Joystick. Play Anywhere - At Home or on the Go! Advanced HDMI Docking Station with USB ports that also charges the NEOGEO X handheld system. 2-Player mode possible with a second NEOGEO X Joystick (Sold Separately). 4.3" Screen on the NEOGEO X handheld. 20 Pre-loaded classic NEOGEO AES games. Expandable Game Card Slot. Rechargeable Battery: 4-5 hours of play time. Authentic Arcade Experience Joystick.