The TurboGrafx-16 Mini was originally slated for release on March 19, 2020, but that’s no longer happening due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
In a tweet sent out earlier today, Konami revealed that the facilities responsible for the console’s production in China have been shut down. It isn’t clear when the TurboGrafx-16 Mini will be released now.
[Notice]— KONAMI Europe (@konamieu) March 6, 2020
We have added the notice “Regarding the manufacturing and shipping delays of the PC Engine Core Grafx mini products due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)” to the official website. Check here for more details: https://t.co/W5xh8v09Z7#CoreGrafx pic.twitter.com/JE5fWWpI1f
Regarding the TurboGrafx-16 mini console and its peripheral accessories, the manufacturing and shipping facilities in China have encountered an unavoidable suspension due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As a result, the delivery of all TurboGrafx-16 mini products, which was originally scheduled for March 19th, 2020, will be delayed until further notice.
We deeply apologize to our customers for the significant inconvenience, and we humbly ask for your understanding and patience while we keep our close attention on the situation. We are investing all of our efforts to deliver the TurboGrafx-16 mini as soon as possible, and will provide further details on the deliver [SIC] timing once confirmed.
The TurboGrax-16 Mini is a miniature version of NEC Home Electronics’s classic console, which originally debuted in Japan as the PC Engine in 1987. It costs $99.99 and includes 50 games – among those are favorites such as Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Gradius, and Splatterhouse.