PQube are proud to announce that they will be distributing the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega + games console worldwide on behalf of Retro Computers Ltd.
Letchworth, UK – 10/11/2016
PQube Ltd announce the launch of a brand new handheld console endorsed by legendary British born inventor and computing legend Sir Clive Sinclair. The ‘ZX Spectrum Vega +’ is a portable console with 1,000 officially licensed built in games, colour LCD, micro-SD card slot and TV connectivity.
The included micro-SD card slot allows you to download and play your favourite games and with TV connectivity you can play on the big screen as well as on-the-go.
But with the ZX Spectrum Vega + you are not limited to playing what has already been created. With the ability to write programs and develop your own games (with an array of game development tools available free of charge in the Internet) this offers a genuine opportunity for wannabe game designers and developers to relive the gaming explosion of the 80s!
Andy Pearson, Marketing Manager for Hardware, Accessories and Technology products at PQube commented:
“The original Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega was a great success and the handheld will continue to build on the legacy of the ZX Spectrum. The programming elements of the console are fascinating and open immense possibilities for creativity. The fact they’ve also included keyboard connectivity is also great as I know it was a common request based on the previous console”
Having raised nearly half a million pounds in funds through crowdfunding site “IndieGoGo” the console is set to soft launch in selected retailers in time for Christmas 2016, with a full launch in Q1 2017.
About The Console:
The Vega+ is a new low cost hand-held games console with a colour LCD screen and 1,000 licensed games already installed. The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+, to give the product its full name, is based on Sir Clive’s hugely successful Spectrum products from the past – the early 1980s – and incorporates all the features of the ZX Vega and more, including stereo output for great reproduction of gaming sounds and music. It is the only games console that exists with 1,000 licensed games already included and with both an LCD for anywhere use and the capability to connect to a TV for home use.
- Classic gaming D-Pad, offering up, down, left and right actions.
- Four primary action buttons and three secondary buttons.
- System menu and power button.
- Volume up/down buttons
- Colour LCD 4:3 aspect ratio with approximately 0.2565 mm dot pitch. Accurately reproduces the ZX Spectrum 256×192 resolution with minimal screen border.
- LCD Screen brightness adjustable to extend battery life.
- 1350 mAh battery
- Charging is achieved through a micro-USB socket.
- SDSC and SDHC micro-SD cards are supported.
- Additional games may be loaded from micro-SD card – popular snapshot and tape file formats supported.
- Micro-SD card also allows preferences and game-saves to be stored for later resumption.
- Firmware upgradable through micro-SD card.
- Pop-up control on-screen menu during game play through which to access all Vega+ features.
- Novel and easy-to-use virtual keyboard.
- Save and resume game (stored on micro-SD card).
- Games may be tagged as favourites and recalled through a favourites menu.
- Access to programming mode (BASIC).
- 5mm stereo headphone socket for private listening.
- USB-OTG connection for future external keyboard (specification to follow).
- Headphone socket doubles as an A/V connection, allowing stereo audio and composite video connection to a TV. Supports PAL and NTSC formats.
Dr David Levy, Chairman of Retro Computers Ltd, said:
“With the launch of the Vega+, the second product in our range, we need to work with a powerful distribution partner which has an established worldwide network. From our shortlist of four companies we selected PQube because they impressed us with every aspect of their sales and marketing operation. PQube’s reach extends to many UK retailers and to distributors in other countries where previously we had not been represented. We are confident that with PQube we will be able to realize the full marketing potential of the Vega+ and other products that we have in the planning pipeline.”
David Pain, CEO of PQube Ltd commented:
“We are delighted to forge a relationship with Retro Computers Ltd for whom this has been a labour of love. We’ve experienced an explosion in retro gaming and we have been well placed to support this through our development, publishing and distribution activities. We’ve also built a huge community for retro gaming and are able to communicate directly with them directly to help drive demand to retailers worldwide. With a reawakening of core programming skills the Spectrum Vega+ is an absolute winner for old school gamers and newbies alike. We are delighted to work with the Sinclair and Spectrum brands and to bring something genuinely unique to market.”
About PQube Ltd
PQube is a publisher, distributor and service provider for the interactive entertainment industry with a global reach through UK, Europe, Middle East, Australia and North and South America from its offices in Letchworth, Paris, Bristol and Bawtry. PQube is a licensed publisher for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo platforms and publishes and distributes games on Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Xbox One, 3DS, iOS, Android, PC and digital download. PQube has established a track record of success with major franchises including: – BlazBlue, GuiltyGear, WRC, MotoGP, Ride, MXGP, Arcana Heart, Harvest Moon, Senran Kagura and Steins;Gate. PQube also creates and distributes hardware, consoles and technology including Sega MegaDrive, Atari Flashback, BlazeTab and BlazeGear. PQube also provides a full range of creative, design, web, marketing, PR, development and e-commerce and fulfillment solutions. We thank all our partners and acknowledge all game names, brands and trademarks as properties of their respective owners.
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About Retro Computers Ltd
Sir Clive Sinclair – is one of the most famous British born inventors of all time. His first invention was when he was still at school – he designed a one-man submarine when he was only 12. He launched his first mass-market consumer product in 1962. An expert at miniaturization, Sir Clive has brought to market more than 100 highly innovative consumer products through various companies such as Sinclair Radionics and Sinclair Research. Examples of his famous products include the world’s first pocket television in 1966, the world’s first pocket calculator in 1972, and of course the Spectrum – what was the UK’s best-selling home computer of all time in 1982.
Dr David Levy – is a British International Master of chess who is noted for his involvement with both computer chess and artificial intelligence. He is President of the International Computer Games Association and the founder of the Computer Olympiads as well as the Mind Sports Olympiads. David has also written more than 50 books on computer games, A.I., and robotics. He is not only interested in computers and games; he also adores cats.
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