An image showing each of the four colorways of the new Anbernic RG35XXSP gaming portable console.

Who makes it?

The RG35XXSP is developed by Anbernic, a company known for its retro-inspired handheld gaming consoles that emulate old video games from consoles and handhelds of yesteryear.

What is it?

The RG35XXSP is a clamshell-style handheld gaming console designed to emulate classic games from systems like the PlayStation Portable (PSP), Sega Dreamcast, and PlayStation 1 (PS1/PSX).

It features a nostalgic design reminiscent of Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance SP. Despite the similar form factor, it has modern components, including a 3.5-inch IPS display, an integrated HDMI port, dual shoulder buttons, and magnets for a secure closure. There’s also an integrated haptic (vibration) motor and Bluetooth controller support, including on-device multiplayer game functionality with multiple controllers.

The console is powered by the Allwinner H700 SoC and comes with a dual-core Mali G31 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 3,300mAh battery for up to 8 hours of gaming.

When/Where is it available?

The RG35XXSP is available for purchase starting today, May 17, 2024. You can purchase the RG35XXSP directly from Anbernic’s official website and through major online retailers like AliExpress and eBay.

Why should I care?

The RG35XXSP offers retro gaming enthusiasts a compact handheld console that supports multiple emulators and gamesin a familiar form factor. Its clamshell design makes it highly portable and durable, while features like Quick Resume, dual microSD card slots, and HDMI output bring modern conveniences to the retro experience.

How much does it cost?

The RG35XXSP is priced at $64.99. However, for the first three days after its release (through May 20, 2024), Anbernic is offering a $6 discount, bringing the price down to $58.99. It is available in four different color options: Black Transparent, Blue Transparent, Silver, and Grey.