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Playdate Console Restocks & Expands to 22 More Countries

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

The gaming world is buzzing with excitement as the distinctive handheld console, Playdate, announces its return to stock and an expansion into 22 new countries. This innovative device, known for its crank-operated gaming mechanism, has captured the hearts of gamers looking for a unique portable gaming experience.


Since its launch, Playdate has been a topic of intrigue and admiration within the gaming community. Developed by Panic, a company with a history of software development rather than hardware, the Playdate stands out with its minimalist design, monochrome screen, and a library of games developed by indie creators. Its uniqueness lies not just in its physical design but also in its approach to game releases, offering a season of games delivered weekly to device owners.

The recent announcement is a significant milestone for Panic, as the company reveals that the Playdate has now sold over 70,000 units. This achievement underscores the growing interest and demand for alternative gaming experiences, diverging from mainstream console and PC gaming markets.

The 22 countries are:

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

For those interested in grabbing a Playdate, the restock news couldn't come at a better time. The expansion into 22 new countries means more gamers around the globe will have the opportunity to experience this one-of-a-kind device. The list of new countries has not been disclosed, but the expansion is a clear sign of Panic's commitment to making the Playdate accessible to a broader audience.

The Playdate's success and its ongoing expansion are a testament to the gaming community's appetite for innovative and distinctive gaming experiences. As the console becomes available in more regions, it's an exciting time for gamers looking to explore what the Playdate has to offer.


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