The main neo geo x website says we need the docking station to charge the handheld, but apparently they'll also be selling a standalone handheld without the docking station. How will that work? Will we be required to buy the docking station separately later if we don't get the gold bundle?
No the handheld will charge via micro usb. The docking station is for playing it on your tv and charging. This edition includes a set up much like the original AES home system(console/dock/case, joypad controller). This bundle is honestly the best way to go. The games are much more fun with two people. Just got to get a second joystick. engadget does a pretty in-depth review of what you will get with tons of photos.
awww, dude! say it ain't so! what's wrong with just having a simple ac/dc wall charger unit like the nintendo ds and nintendo 3ds has? they should make it simple and hassle-free. i don't want to be and can't afford to be tied to a t.v. or to a usb port for my recharging needs. on both of my jobs, i'm nowhere near a computer or a t.v., but i'm totally surrounded by electrical outlets to recharge my neogeo x unit with.....truth be told? i like mine totally portable!