We remake old console hardware and parts for the new age
The original Game Boy, the revolutionary hand-held 8-bit console released April 21, 1989, sold over 118 million consoles worldwide.
Hand-restored to it's original condition, with a new shell, buttons, screen, boxed making the perfect gift for a die-hard gamer.
We take an original Game Boy and start by taking it apart fully. We clean the PCB, replace any broken or worn components such as the Link connection, volume and power switches, and do a full hardware test to confirm good working order is restored.
Next, we replace the old, used and worn shell with a brand new one, along with the rubber contacts and buttons to restore that brand new button press feel.
Next the big upgrades. We change the LCD screen for a new IPS backlit screen with brightness control and by clicking in the brightness wheel you can change from greyscale to color palettes, giving your Game Boy DMG games some color!
An upgrade to the audio amplifier to a powerful class D amp as well as installing a new 1W speaker to give the audio a 400% volume boost!
Finally, we replace the plastic screen protector with a modern tougher glass screen protector so your old new console stays newer for longer.
The finishing touch is a boxed and sealed product perfect as a gift for any retro gamer... or maybe even treat yourself?
RetroSix is a small team of people who have been in the gaming industry and retail business since 2013, and sold consoles, controllers and even designed our own controllers and consoles.
Putting that expertise to good use, we decided to start RetroSix; a small team of people passionate about retro gaming, and restoring original consoles to like-new, adding our own twist and style to them and in general bringing a modern twist to retro.
Experience the nostalgia without the limitations of old and outdated hardware.
So many things these days are mass produced, not designed to last, and make as cheap as possible for as much money as possible. We started RetroSix not as a mass market business, instead with the aim of perfection. Recreating moulds of original shells, casting them from quality ABS, redesigning hardware such as power supplies, USB-C, audio and more, to upgrade your consoles to the highest quality available. No cheap junk sold for profit.
All restoration work, modifications, improvements and so on are done in the UK, in-house by hand and all attention to detail and care is taken for every order. You can be assured that your order has been inspected not only by a real person but someone who knows about and is excited by gaming and retro, and no sub-par product leaves our doors.
In 2020 we partnered with Hand Held Legend in the USA, and Himitsu Kichi in Japan. I believe partnering with other likeminded companies is a great way to help each other out and ultimately make products that are better for the end consumer. Check them out at https://handheldlegend.com and https://jabberretro.theshop.jp/