Playdate On Sale Now

Are You Ready To Crank?


Panic’s new Playdate system is officially available for order. Clocking in at $179.00 before tax and shipping, 20,000 units plan to ship this year. You don’t have to worry about it selling out though. Orders can be placed at anytime. If you’re not in the first 20,000 you won’t get it until at least early 2022 but you can still get an order in.

Credit and debit cards are the main accepted form of payment though Playdate’s payment portal supports Apple and Google Pay. Currently the system and a cover are available for order. The cover adds $29.00 to your cost. If you purchase them together however you get the pair for $199.01, saving $8.99.


You can get your order in now. If you want to know more about this little system, you can check out our rundown of their pre-E3 presentation. I’ve included that presentation below as well.

What do you think of the Playdate? With big names like Zach Gage, Lucas Pope, Keita Takahashi, and Bennett Foddy on board, indie gamers should find a lot to like. We’ll bring you more coverage on the Playdate as its available.

Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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