With global shipping band component supply issues raging on, Intellivision has been forced to push back the Amico release date from its previously rescheduled date of October 10th, 2021.
Rather than nail down a new release date, the team is “determined to deliver pre-ordered units by the end of the year” per the launch date delay press release. That means those who pre-ordered an Amico, or will still pre-order an Amico, might get it by year’s end; however, units wouldn’t show up in stores until sometime in 2022.
It’s still unclear when physical media games would arrive. We do know they’re already in production.
Here’s the full press release regarding the Intellivision Amico release date delay.
“The team at Intellivision has been working tirelessly to bring Amico – our family-focused entertainment system – to eager households around the world. We’ve grown to a strong and stable company of more than 60 passionate team members spanning three continents, representing some of the industry’s best talent. All of us are extremely excited to share Amico with you.
We originally planned to launch Amico in the Fall of 2020 but had to adapt during the midst of the global pandemic disrupting our production. Despite our best efforts, and now facing new unprecedented international component supply and logistics challenges beyond our control, we want to apologize as we are forced to push our desired launch date yet again.
In spite of these supply hurdles hampering our ability to fill all orders, we are focused and determined to deliver pre-ordered units by the end of the year. This will also allow us more time to optimize our operating system for future game development. We want to ensure that those who have anticipated the Amico for so long, get a chance to enjoy it as soon as possible. Of course, we will keep all of our customers and interested parties informed and updated on our continued progress.
Everyone at Intellivision wants to thank you, our dedicated fans and loyal followers for your enthusiasm and incredible unwavering support for Amico. As a special thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered an Amico, we will be sending out a very special thank you gift to you via e-mail next week.
We cannot wait to share with you what we’ve built – and assure you the wait will be worth it.”
We’ve got a unit pre-ordered, understand the logistical issues all companies are facing right now, and will continue to patiently await its arrival.