Jungle (console)

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TypeHandheld game console
LifespanCancelled (was expected to be released in mid-2011)
Related articles3DO Interactive Multiplayer
Panasonic M2

The Jungle was a portable game console in development by Panasonic, and announced in October 2010. With a design being roughly similar to a small laptop, it was developed as a portable platform for MMOs and aimed at players who wanted to play online games on the go. The Jungle was also Panasonic's first attempt at creating a handheld console.[1][2] It was expected to be released in mid-2011, effectively putting it into the eighth generation of gaming along with the Nintendo 3DS and the then-unreleased PlayStation Vita.

The system was to be the second dedicated video game console released by Panasonic, after the 3DO from 1993. In 1997, Panasonic was developing a new console called the Panasonic M2, but the company cancelled the project.

On March 1, 2011, Panasonic announced the cancellation of the Jungle, "due to changes in the market".[3]


Three games were announced for the release of the Jungle in October 2010:[4]


These were announced features for the Jungle:


  1. ^ "Panasonic's Jungle portable gaming system emerges, gets shown off on video (update: makes appearance on Rob Dyrdek's MTV show)". Engadget. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
  2. ^ "News - Panasonic Reveals Handheld System: Jungle". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
  3. ^ "Panasonic says has dropped game development project". Reuters. 2011-02-25. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
  4. ^ "Stellar Dawn comes to the Jungle". Panasonicjungle.org. 2010-10-25. Archived from the original on 2011-01-03. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
  5. ^ "Exclusive: First Photo of Jungle, Panasonic's Portable Online Gaming System". Gizmodo.com. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
  6. ^ Dean Takahashi (October 4, 2010). "Panasonic to debut mobile game handheld called the Jungle". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2010-10-06.

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