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Anbernic RG552 Finally Priced (Over-Priced!!!)

***Update 12/4: The "Official" price from Anbernic has come down a bit from this and is $226.99 + Shipping. Still a bit over-priced in my opinion...I'm still taking a pass on this one at least for now. 

Price I'd Want To Pay Given All Info & Recent Developments with Competition: $159.99-$179.99.  

It will be available for purchase at the end of the day on 12/5.  




The Anbernic RG552 (RG-552) finally got a price at $246 + $20 Shipping to US and will be released on December 20. It's not as high as some estimates (rumors) were but I think it's still ridiculously overpriced and gets a hard pass from me. Running old Android 7.1 and specs that simply don't warrant this type of price gets a very hard pass from me.  The RG552 is officially off my watch list.  

The price from Anbernic site on the 20th could be a little less. 

If the price had been under $200, it might worth a thought, but this is just way too high. 

In general, I'm a pretty big Anbernic fan but this is the first Anbernic handheld I have Zero interest in. Hopefully they come back with something a little more appealing next time. It actually looks like it's still a nice handheld too but it's not $266 nice. Lol. Maybe we'll see a price reduction at some point. It'll have to dip under $200 for me to give it any consideration down the line. 

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  1. Completely agree. I paid $125 for the RG351...in *metal*. As nice as this new one is, an extra $100 is kind of nuts. I'm hoping they're either testing the waters or don't have much supply and are trying to lower demand a bit for the holiday season. $175 would be reasonable for plastic, $200 for metal (and I'd kind of hope that the metal case would be enough of a heatsink to where it wouldn't need active cooling, but I highly doubt it.

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    1. Yeah. $175 I wouldn't complain much at all. I'll be curious if they drop the price on this one next year.

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