Neo•Geo X Is Dead
The abomination know as the Neo•Geo X is dead. This was basically a cheap emulator with an SNK logo slapped on there. SNK-Playmore had nothing to do with this thing other than licensing their IPs to TOMMO. This week, they pulled a Buster Wolf and ordered TOMMO to stop production of the hardware and the software.
The ghetto portable did exceed my expectations in terms of its library, though. I figured it wouldn’t receive any additional support after it launched, but a handful of games were actually released earlier this year.
That doesn’t change the fact that the majority of these games were already available on the SNK Classics Collection for PS2 and Wii.
So why did SNK-P pull the plug? Probably because the thing was a piece of shit. They’ve gone as far as to demand TOMMO to remove any remaining stock from retailers.
To answer the burning question of all two of you Neo•Geo X owners have, no you don’t all of a sudden own a collectible. This thing will be as collectible in 10 years as the N-Gage is now.
So what are your options now? Same as before. Get a PSP, hack it, and load it up with Neo ROMs. It will run better and last longer than the Neo•Geo X anyway. Or if you want a more authentic experience, you could shell out a ton of money for a Neo•Geo CD or CDZ (not recommended), AES, or consolized MVS.
The only good thing to come out of all of this was the USB Neo stick, which is supposed to be a pretty accurate recreation of the original. It’s still available on Amazon if you want to pick it up.
Buy it: Neo•Geo x Arcade Stick