The Neo Geo was already a seemingly unattainable luxury -- and that was when it was made of plastic. Now, Analogue Interactive has turned this eternally high-end console into something even more fancy by encasing "Consolized" Neo Geo MVS arcade systems in beautiful walnut exteriors.

The "CMVS" plays MVS cartridges (which are typically cheaper than home AES cartridges), is compatible with component, S-video, composite and RGB video formats, and has a rechargeable battery for internal memory.

At $649, it's still an accurate presentation of the Neo Geo experience -- including the part where you pay a bunch for the system. The CMVS begins shipping in "early May."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.