What the Heck is a RetroN?


“What the heck is a Retron?” We get this question multiple times a day.


There are several different models of the RetroN: RetroN 1, RetroN 2, RetroN 3, and RetroN 5. Each system has the ability to emulate classic consoles and play their games. We carry all the models in-store, but the RetroN 2 is by far our best seller. You may remember this system from our weekly bundle posts. It will play NES and SNES games, and is compatible with your original controllers. It’s ok if you don’t have any because we also sell brand new ones.

What are the benefits of purchasing a RetroN over a NES/SNES system? The RetroN is a brand new system, so all the contacts are new, whereas your old ones might have some corrosion.  Using a RetroN will also reduce the wear and tear on your classic consoles so they will be in great shape down the road. This is a great option for collectors.

How about our other models? RetroN 1 will only play NES games. RetroN 3 will play NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis games. The RetroN 3 also comes with wireless controllers. The RetroN 5 offers the most options when it comes to compatibility. You can play all your favorite NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA cartridges. To make this console even sweeter, it hooks up with HDMI and automatically enhances the image quality.

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