Konami delays PC Engine Core Grafx mini over coronavirus

"We deeply apologise to our customers…"

Konami has delayed the release of the PC Engine Core Grafx mini due to the coronavirus.

In a statement, the Japanese company said the manufacturing and shipping facilities in China were suspended due to the outbreak, and as a result the delivery of all PC Engine Core Grafx mini products are delayed until further notice. It had been due out 19th March 2020.

"We deeply apologise to our customers for the significant inconvenience, and we humbly ask for your understanding and patience while we keep our close attention on the situation," Konami said.

"We are investing all of our efforts to deliver the PC Engine Core Grafx mini as soon as possible, and will provide further details on the deliver[sic] timing once confirmed."

It looks like retailers are yet to get the memo. At the time of this article's publication, Amazon's listing for the £99.99 retro mini console still says it'll come out on 19th March.

Coronavirus is currently sending shockwaves throughout the video game industry, with game companies such as Microsoft and Bungie asking staff to work from home, events such as the Game Developers Conference and Eve FanFest cancelled, and a question mark over the future of E3.

Could the release of the Xbox Series 5 and PlayStation 5, both due out later this year, also be affected?

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (89)

About the author

Wesley Yin-Poole

Wesley Yin-Poole

Deputy Editor

Wesley is Eurogamer's deputy editor. He likes news, interviews, and more news. He also likes Street Fighter more than anyone can get him to shut up about it.


Loot boxes should be classed as gambling, says House of Lords

"Young people should be protected from all gambling and gambling-like products."

Nintendo president apologises for Switch Joy-Con drift

"We are continuing to aim to improve our products."

You may also enjoy...

Comments (89)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments