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 ship units as they are received from the factory, some each week, which started shipping in late April, 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): Now shipping!

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

For Groups #3 (~20,000 to 30,000), #4 (~30,000 to 40,000), #5 (~40,000 to 50,000), and beyond, an estimate is in progress. Watch this space and check back later! We’ll keep this up to date as we go.

Note: Shipping is, unfortunately, very complex. All of the estimates you see here are subject to change based on our manufacturing capacity and component availability. Beyond what is mentioned above, it is highly unlikely we’ll be able to give anyone an exact date as to when their order will ship. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we fulfill orders as fast as we are able.