My Playdate preorder was #12000ish!
I was interested in it right from when I first heard about it from Tiny Cartridge on Tumblr (way back when that was a more regularly updated blog). The top of this thread is the first I’ve heard about the friction around the console, and that’s worrisome, but for my part I definitely wanted one knowing that my close friend and former roommate Ryan Kingdom did the art assets in the game Spellcorked. Of course that makes it my most highly anticipated game of this first season!
I very seldom am playing new games that are still “part of the conversation” or whatever, so the idea of maybe coming here when the Playdate is out to chat about the new offerings seems like fun to me. And gimmicks like the crank are the only thing that make me want to get a piece of game hardware these days, since I already have a PC that does most of what I want to play anyway… So if I get another thing I kind of want it to be a fun toy, you know?