My Arcade announces a handheld console that can play NES and Famicom games [Update]

Today at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, My Arcade announced the Retro Champ, a handheld gaming console that can play games made for the NES or its Japanese sibling, the Famicom. It takes cartridges from either system, with an NES slot on top and a Famicom slot on the bottom.

It also has an HDMI port, so you can connect it to your TV or monitor. That means that this isn't just a handheld device. It's a full gaming console that can play the classic games that you know and love. You can connect the device to My Arcade's Super GamePad controllers, as seen in the top image.

The device has a seven-inch screen, and promises from three to five hours of gameplay with its rechargeable batteries. It also has a built-in cleaning kit, so you won't have to blow on your 30-year-old cartridges.

My Arcade's Retro Champ will be available this June, and it's going to run you $79.99. Of course, you'll have to build your collection of retro games separately.

Update: My Arcade has reached out to Neowin to clarify that the initial press release mistakenly promised 35 hours of battery life instead of three to five hours. The article has been corrected accordingly.

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