Aaron Souppouris, The Verge:
The console, manufactured by Blaze under license from SNK, will arrive with 20 games preloaded and an “expandable game card slot” (previously reported as taking standard SD cards) for additional titles. With four face buttons, an analog stick, and a 4.3-inch display of unknown resolution, the Neo Geo X should be able to handle native Neo Geo games…
When I was a kid, the Neo Geo was the legendary phantom console that nobody had but everyone knew about. We heard that it cost six hundred dollars, the games cost a hundred dollars each, and its cartridges were the size of VHS tapes. And every argument about whose Genesis was better than whose Super Nintendo would immediately end with “Well, the Neo Geo is better than both, and my cousin’s friend has one, and I’ve played it and it was awesome!”
Because we knew that even though that kid was full of shit and none of us had ever seen one, he was right — it kicked our consoles’ asses.
Now a company nobody has ever heard of can cram a Neo Geo with 20 (presumably emulated) games, a controller, a battery, and a screen far better than any TV sold in 1990 into a tiny iPhone-ripoff enclosure and sell it for $200. We live in amazing times.