When will units actually start shipping?

Our factory is currently manufacturing our initial order for 20,000 units. Those units will be sent to our fulfillment warehouse in batches.

We’ll ship units as they are received from the factory, some each week, starting in early 2022

We will adjust production for future orders based on demand, and ship them as fast as we can make them. We’ll provide more specific timing as we go. News and updates will be emailed to the address used when completing the order.


If you have already ordered a Playdate, you can view your shipping group number by visiting https://play.date/orders/

Here is the current estimated shipping timeline:

Group #1 (~1 to 10,000) Early 2022

Group #2 (~10,000 to 20,000) Early 2022

Group #3 (~20,000 to 30,000) 2022 (Second Half)

Group #4 (~30,000 to 40,000) 2022 (Second Half)

Group #5 (~40,000 to 50,000) 2022 (Late Second Half)