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Old 07-14-2016, 10:12 AM   #1
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Nintendo: Mini NES Classic

Wasn't sure where to put this, so starting a new thread. At $60, might have to pick one up.

Nintendo doubles down on nostalgia with the $60 mini NES Classic Edition console | GamesBeat | Games | by Paul Sawers

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Nintendo has been laughing all the way to the bank this past week with the runaway success of the Pokemon Go augmented reality mobile app, but the Japanese gaming giant isn’t done cashing in on nostalgia quite yet.

The company has just announced a re-imagined version of its classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console from the early 1980s, fittingly titled the NES Classic Edition.

Launching on November 11 for a suggested price of $59.99, the NES packs a much smaller form factor this time around, and judging by the promo shots it sits neatly in the palm of your hand. It also ships with 30 built-in games, including Super Mario Bros., Balloon Fight, Castlevania, Donkey Kong, Final Fantasy, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Pac-Man, and the Legend of Zelda. The console also comes replete with an HDMI cable to plug into your new-fangled HD TV.

“We wanted to give fans of all ages the opportunity to revisit Nintendo’s original system and rediscover why they fell in love with Nintendo in the first place,” explained Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO of Nintendo’s American arm, in a press release. “The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is ideal for anyone who remembers playing the NES, or who wants to pass on those nostalgic memories to the next generation of gamers.”

The console comes with the same familiar controller that shipped with the original NES all those years ago, and for 2-player games you can buy an extra controller for around $10. It would’ve been neat had Nintendo infused the controller with some modern-day smarts such as wireless connectivity, but perhaps that would’ve been too much of a deviation from the original gaming experience.

Interestingly, the controller can be connected to the Wii Remote controller and used to play additional NES games virtually on a Wii or Wii U too for a more “authentic” experience.

We’ve seen a wave of nostalgia across the gaming realm in recent times, and today’s news comes a few months after Sinclair ZX Spectrum announced plans to target retro fans with a new handheld console. Indeed, retro gaming is more than a fad — it’s a growing market, with publishers increasingly releasing collections and remasters of older classic.

The timing of the NES Classic Edition’s launch, six weeks before Christmas, is notable too — this could go down as one of the most popular gifts this holiday season.



Sounds like a hard drive based system, no cartridges.
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but blowing on those cartridges to make sure they work was the whole appeal of them!



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the retro feel for 60 bux plus an extra controller for 10.. not bad if all your expectations are retro gaming.
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This will be the hot holiday item where they don't make that many, and every one wants it, and its on ebay for $500.
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Things like these are fun for 30 minutes.
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Things like these are fun for 30 minutes.
expectations vs reality.


kinda cool they added hdmi but wont boost graphix
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No cartridges.
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No light gun and no Duck Hunt = No Interest
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^ Loved Duck Hunt. One of the most entertaining games they had to offer. Their 30 game lineup is not too bad though.
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Retro Freak > NES

11 consoles in one, and cartridges!



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Full 30-game lineup:
  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts'N Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • Super C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
I just may have to pick one of these up. Definitely come classics!
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Thats a quality list.
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In for one. Hell people used to pay $50 just to get Super Mario 3 in the 80s. Excitebike was one of my favorites.
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Ha, no Contra! Have fun wasting your money on that!

Super C doesn't count. It's not... Contra.
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Just down an emulators and a shitload of roms. Laptop to TV via HDMI. All you need is a controller
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I hope Sega releases a similar style Genesis so I can hear Genisis does what Nintendon't.
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Wonder if I should preorder 100 of these, then sell on eBay for $590 each?

What would be really pimp is if the thing had an app store.
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It's too bad Nintendo didn't add a memory card slot where they can release yearly bundles for the system. That said, I already told my wife what my Christmas present is going to be this year!
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Managed get an order into GameStop last night for one.

But it since it's not guarantee I went out this morning. Every place has lines and allocations a LOOOOW. I drove by a GameStop with 5 people in line so I'm trying my chances.

I want ant to say Nintendo is botching. But they are doing what they always do...short supplying to create demand. And it's working.
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Read an article that Nintendo may do variations in the future. A sports model with sports game, action, RPG, etc.

I'd be interested in an RPG version.
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They had 12. So I'm getting one. They handed out tickets.


Yeah. I figured Nintendo purposely excluded expandability to make and sell more little systems for more money.
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They had 12. So I'm getting one. They handed out tickets.


Yeah. I figured Nintendo purposely excluded expandability to make and sell more little systems for more money.
Would've been nice if they made the base console expandable, either via web downloads or an expansion card.
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I heard they are going for $400 on eBay. As in someone tried to click "buy" just to see, and it was already sold.
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My wife is mad at me that i didnt go stand in the line at Best Buy that wrapped around the side of the building to get one this AM. Id still like to get one for the kids to play though.
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I've read 5 or 6 in some retailers. I've seen ebay listings as high as $10k
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Fuck. I'd sell right now for 10k

even though I'm having fun playing it :-)
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Take the profit and play it on your top of the line Mac with an emulator
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I want it but I can wait until its on sale for $39.99 in a few months
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Take the profit and play it on your top of the line Mac with an emulator
its not the same
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Amazon sold out in like 9 minutes... couldn't even add it to my cart
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I want it but I can wait until its on sale for $39.99 in a few months
Nintendo is very slow to drop their console prices. Even the Wii U hasn't dropped with the announcements of its cancellation and replacement.
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So you're saying that I have no hope that this will be joining my household for $63 this Christmas season?
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I hope Sega releases a similar style Genesis so I can hear Genisis does what Nintendon't.
This?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sega-Gene...732#about-item
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Personally, I'm waiting for the mini SNES classic.
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Personally, I'm waiting for the mini SNES classic.
I'd wait in line for this one.
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I'd camp out for a mini SNES too, if I could download the games I want.
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I think it was announced after my post
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/walmart-c...233249346.html

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Walmart will give you a chance to buy the NES Classic every day this week

Getting your hands on the NES Classic is pretty difficult right now. The hit of nostalgia only costs $60, so itís out of stock at basically every retailer worth talking about.

To try and give people a fighting chance at owning the tiny console (and drive holiday-time shoppers to its website), Walmart has announced that it will sell a limited quantity of the NES Classic on its site every day this week.

The flash sale will happen every day at 5PM ET. Youíll have to be fast, as the sale today ó which wasnít as widely advertised ó sold out in minutes.
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