Playdate’s success proves there’s a strong appetite for novelty handhelds


Playdate, the kinetically powered handheld from producer Panic, has confirmed to be a large success.

Playdate’s authentic manufacturing run of 20,000 items has been smashed a yr on from its April 2022 launch. So far, the crank-powered handheld has exceeded 53,000 items. It looks as if the success of the hand-held has considerably taken its producer abruptly; Panic acknowledged that: “the group is difficult at work on getting prospects their Playdates, and absolutely anticipate to ship all pre-orders by the tip of this yr” (thanks, The Verge (opens in new tab)).