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$60 PocketGo S30 Releases, an 8Bitdo SN30 Looking Game Console

What’s the PocketGo S30?

PockeGo S30 is a game console released recently. The PocketGo and PocketGo V2 helped them won much reputation to take a place on the retro gaming market. It is a game console that resembles the 8Bitdo SN30 Pro controller. This is a first for a device like that. With the reasonable and sleek curves, we could expect from an exactly graceful touch.

PocketGo S30
Input and layout

PocketGo S30 uses RG351’s tactile joystick, sits a little bit higher of the case, there is nothing to worry about the quality. For people who get used to using the D-pad like me, I’m glad to see the single analog stick, helps to reduce position wastes. Besides, triggers seem are much better than what I’ve ever felt, they are about to press easily without much force. Overall the housing is concise without complicated buttons.

Key Specs
  • Screen: 3.5 inch 480×320 IPS
  • CPU: Quad-Core 1.2GHZ All Winner A33 CPU
  • GPU: Mali400 MP2
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Storage: External MicroSD
  • Battery: 2600 mAh
How’s the system?

From the specs, I can give speculation that the console is powerful to run the PSX library at the full speed, whilst, it may have some rate drops and stutters in PSP, N64 emulators.

PocketGo S30 powered by Quad-Core All Winner A33 processor. It’s easy to find that A33 is a chipset used on the NES Classic console. The main frequency is up to 1.2GHZ, it’s clear to see that the performance will superior to the PG1, Bittboy, or RG350P but inferior to the RK3326 series, as like RG351P and RGB10. It’s not perfect but I expect to see its performance on Dreamcast and PSP. For people who have a nostalgia for the retro SNES, PocketGo S30 would be a great and device.

Where to buy?

The early bird price is $59.99 for free shipping at retromimi.com. It will go back to $69.99 once the first batch sold out, as the website says. I’ve purchased one, once I get mine, I’ll keep on doing a review as soon as possible, so please make sure to check it out then.