TurboGrafx-16 Mini delayed due to coronavirus

Don't expect to play Bonk anytime soon.

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Who knows when this little guy will come out. 


Konami planned to jump into the retro mini console fray with Sega, Nintendo and Sony this month with its TurboGrafx-16 Mini. Those plans are on hold as the coronavirus outbreak has led to a delay in manufacturing the hardware. 

The TurboGrafx-16 Mini will not come out on March 19 as originally planned, Konami said Friday. 

"The manufacturing and shipping facilities in China have encountered an unavoidable suspension due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak," Konami said in an email Friday.

Konami's mini console has a price tag of $99 and includes 57 games. Unlike the mini consoles from the other gaming companies, the TurboGrafx-16 Mini includes PC Engine titles, which was the name of the system in Japan, as well as games released in the US. The Japanese company announced its mini console at E3 2019.