Are you tired of searching for the best deals on retro handhelds? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be rounding up a few of our favorite deals every week, and today, we hope your wallets are ready.

Some of the highlights include getting a 1.5TB microSD card for cheaper than ever, an 8BitDo controller for just $20, and much, much more.

AliExpress Summer Sale

AliExpress June 2024 Summer Sale

Leave it to AliExpress to find ways for us to add even more handhelds to our collection. It’s only been a few weeks since the last big sale, and now, the AliExpress Summer Sale is underway. What makes this great is not only are there discounts on some of the best retro handhelds, but you can save even more with a coupon code. Just make sure to add the coupon code at checkout.

Recommended Deals

Discount Codes

  • USSS04 = $4 off $29+
  • USSS08 = $8 off $59+
  • USSS12 = $12 off $89+
  • USSS18 = $18 off $129+
  • USSS25 = $25 off $179+
  • USSS40 = $40 off $269+

PowKiddy RGB20SX

With all of the excitement about the RG35XX SP, the PowKiddy RGB20SX has been quietly flying under the radar. This is PowKiddy’s latest device and is basically the ever-popular RGB30 in a Game Boy form factor. Currently, you can get the RGB20SX for about $76, but if you use code RGB20SXGood at checkout, you can save $20 when buying direct from Powkiddy.

PowKiddy RGB20SX

TrimUI Smart Pro

Why do I keep including the TrimUI Smart Pro? Well for one, there is basically a new deal for this underrated handheld every week. But, the community is continuing to deliver excellent custom firmware options. Just check out Zu’s Beginner’s Guide for installing Knulli on the Smart Pro. If you like what you see, hit the button below to grab one for yourself.

TrimUI Smart Pro at AliExpress

IGN Live At Home Humble Bundle

IGN Live at Home Humble Bundle

Get into the spirit of giving and help support the wonderful Child’s Play Charity with this killer lineup on Humble Bundle. Pay/Donate what you want starting at $25 for the entire 8-game bundle. The sale runs through 6/25 and includes download codes for:

  • High On Life 
  • High On Knife DLC (Discount Coupon)
  • Atari 50: The Anniversary Collection
  • Revival: Reconolization
  • Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries
  • Soulslinger: Envoy of Death
  • Bread & Fred
  • GrindStone

Humble Bundle

8BitDo Ultimate C Wireless Controller

8BitDo Ultimate C Controller Official Render

8BitDo makes some of the best controllers, covering a lot of different form factors and features. Not to be confused with the Ultimate Controller, the Ultimate C is a more budget-friendly gaming controller. If you were to buy this from Amazon, you’d pay around $30, but over at AliExpress, the Ultimate C can be yours for just $20.

8BitDo Ultimate C Wireless Controller at AliExpress

GameSir X2S

For many of us, the GameSir G8 Galileo is the “end-game” when it comes to turning your phone into a retro handheld. But those who want something a bit more compact and portable are going to want to check out the GameSir X2S. This mobile controller sports Hall Effect sticks and triggers, along with sporting a USB-C port, and works with both iPhone and Android. The best part is that it’s currently on sale at AliExpress, coming in at around $32 with free shipping!

GameSir X2S at AliExpress

Miyoo Mini Plus

There’s no better time than now to jump in and grab your very own Miyoo Mini Plus. It’s an incredible retro handheld that continues to impress and get even better as time marches on. Not to mention that it’s the RH Handheld of the Month, allowing you to enjoy classic games all the way up to the Nintendo DS. Still not convinced? Well, what if I told you that it can be yours for $40? Seriously, just grab one and thank us later.

Miyoo Mini Plus at AliExpress

Powkiddy RGB10MAX3

There are plenty of us keeping an eye on what Miyoo and Anbernic are doing when it comes to the smaller horizontal handhelds. But if you need something a bit bigger and more capable, then the RGB10MAX3 from Powkiddy might be in your wheelhouse. It sports a 5-inch IPS screen, is powered by the RK3566, and according to Ban, is quite comfortable to hold. And if you’re in the market for a new handheld, the RGB10MAX3 can be yours for about $77 from AliExpress, which is a pretty darn good deal.

RGB10MAX3 at AliExpress

SanDisk Ultra MicroSD Card (1.5TB)

SanDisk Ultra 1.5TB microSD Card

So you decided on which retro handheld deal you want to get. You’re probably thinking that the microSD card that comes with it will be fine. However, there have been too many horror stories about those microSD cards either randomly croaking, or corrupting all of the files. Don’t worry, just throw this 1.5TB microSD card from SanDiski n your cart, and you’ll be good to go! Just make sure you transfer all of the files from the “old” card to this new one after your handheld hits your doorstep.

SanDisk Ultra 1.5TB MicroSD Card at Amazon

Samsung EVO Select microSD Card (512GB)

Samsung EVO Select microSD Card

Storage hoarding is always an important counterpart to an ever-increasing collection of handhelds, and the media packed in with devices is often a disservice to the hardware. Check out this 512GB Samsung EVO Select on Prime for $44.99.

Samsung EVO 512GB microSD Card

SmartQ 4-in-1 SD Card Reader

SmartQ 4-in-1 SD Card Reader

Anyone in this hobby knows that you invariably need to constantly be plugging any number of storage media types into a PC at any given time, so it’s always important to have a waiting option ready to make life easier. Check out this USB 3.0 multi-reader on sale for only $16.99. This is the model that I currently do all the custom firmware writing and ROM transferring with regularly for the site, and it does a noble and dependable job.

SmartQ 4-in-1 SD Card Reader at Amazon

Anker 737 24,000mAh Power Bank

Anker 737 Power Bank

Amazon has the Anker Power Bank 24,000mAh 3-Port Portable Charger for only 89 bucks. Equipped with 140W fast charging this is a great option to pack in your bag along with any handhelds before a big trip, especially those power-hungry x86 big boys.

Anker 737 Power Bank at Amazon

AYN Odin 2 Mini Pre-Order

If you’re not sold on the Ayaneo Pocket S, or just want a modern Vita, then the AYN Odin 2 Mini is probably the one for you. The spec sheet is practically identical to that of our beloved Odin 2 but is much more pocketable thanks to the smaller form factor. Plus, AYN is using a mini LED display, as opposed to the LCD panel found on the Odin 2. If you’ve been wanting a modern and more powerful PS Vita, now’s your chance. You can pre-order the Odin 2 Mini using the button below, and save $10 by using code Odin2Mini10 at checkout.

Pre-order the Odin 2 Mini

New Handhelds

Anbernic has only just started shipping the RG35XX SP to those who pre-ordered the device, but the company is showing no signs of slowing down. We’ll be sure to share more information about pricing and pre-orders once it’s made available. Another device also came out of left field with the BOYHOM R40S. This is a clone of the Powkiddy RGB30, complete with a 4-inch screen utilizing a 1:1 aspect ratio. A few of us on the team have pre-ordered one, so keep an eye out for more coverage.

Even More Deals

It’s practically impossible to round up every single deal that we come across. But, we do try our best to source and share deals for retro handhelds or accessories that we recommend. That also goes for any game deals that crop up on a daily and weekly basis. With that in mind, here are a few more deals that you should consider:

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