Polymega manufacturer Playmaji has admitted that the production of its all-in-one retro system has been reduced to a crawl due to lead time issues on key components.
In a statement on Twitter, the official Polymega account said: "Unfortunately we're still experiencing long lead times which is hindering the manufacture of our base units." When quizzed on the current level of production, the account replied: "These severe lead times are for any production at all. 50 units a month would actually be fantastic at this point. We're at the mercy of our manufacturer not being able to mass-produce units. We may get some very small batches in the meantime but nothing concrete."
This issue only seems to seriously impact the base unit, with the Element Modules and controllers being easier to produce. "Modules aren't suffering as bad as the base units due to their components being more readily available," the official account adds. "I imagine we'll have more modules and controllers soonish. Certainly much earlier than the base units."
As for the Polymega light gun, it seems that falls somewhere in the middle when it comes to production. "We're trying to get our build of materials sorted to be in line with what components are more readily available, so there is time spent up front to get that in order," says the Polymega account. "But once production starts I think it will be much smoother than the base units."