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Anubis 14 July 2016 16:15

Nintendo NES Classic Edition
 
Seems that after countless Atari and many unofficial (S)NES/SMS/Gensis releases, Nintendo itself finally made updated classic NES console. Controller should work with Wii U, and console at 60 bucks will target Nintendo-collect-it-all-retro folks. ;)

HDMI connector and Super Mario, Metroid, Zelda... i might get one...

http://venturebeat.com/2016/07/14/ni...ition-console/

https://venturebeat.com/wp-content/u...ni-930x542.jpg

ReadOnlyCat 14 July 2016 21:33

Many of the games are ones I wanted to buy but cost way too much on eBay so I am definitely going to buy one. I just hope the ROM is easily accessible.

Now, why on earth doesn't it also accept original cartridges? Why Nintendo, why?

Lonewolf10 14 July 2016 22:22

I agree.

Sega's Megadrive 4 is pre-loaded with games just like this, but also has a cartridge slot so I can use the games I already own too :)

amiman99 14 July 2016 22:57

I will get one for sure! Very good choice of games, so it's definitely worth it.

-Acid- 15 July 2016 01:54

Zero interest in this, you can do it all for free with emulators already. Why pay them to use their emulator? If it could play original carts and use original controllers etc then it might be worth it but as it is it's basically going to be something like a Raspberry Pi (but cost them way way less to make and be less powerful). They are basically selling a cheap emu box.. you do it yourself for less and it would be much better.

amiman99 15 July 2016 02:05

I hope it's NES on the chip then emulator.

Anubis 15 July 2016 13:33

Here are some games that will be on system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clgMUzV-PUc

clebin 15 July 2016 14:19

There's no-one better than Nintendo at squeezing money out of the same games again and again.

Take the Virtual Console - it's a nice feature but you pay something like £4.49 for Pokemon Red/Blue, a black & white Gameboy game from the 90s! Not to mention that VC games are more expensive on 3DS than Wii/WiiU despite being the exact same game running in an emulator, which seems a bit of a racket.

Then there's the remasters of sometimes relatively recent games on each new generation of hardware, etc etc.

Despite all that, the price of this is surprisingly reasonable and I have to admit, it's pretty natty looking!

Anubis 15 July 2016 14:26

Nintendo is just starting what Sega was doing all along... I remember Sonic for PC CD-Rom that was essentially emulator running genesis version of sonic. (I might have CD still somewhere)

I just recently got rest of Sega Genesis/Megadrive packs for Steam - and yes - I could play them all in emulators free, but being able to play them legally somehow feels satisfying.

I returned Sega Genesis my wife got last year because it was cheaply made, MONO sound and only AV connector (to single speaker?!) It was one of those WTF moments, even with 30 some games and cart that worked fine (tested it with couple of games)

ptyerman 15 July 2016 16:43

Although I have zero interest in consoles and never have, this could have been a lot more with very little added cost to them. That replica flap should have been functional with either a cartridge slot under it, so folk could plug in their original cartridges, or it could have had a SD card slot under there.
Too much to ask I guess.

DamienD 15 July 2016 16:54

Information taken from another website:

Quote:

As many suspected, the NES Classic Edition doesn't connect to the internet or use external storage devices, so the games it comes with are all you'll be able to play on it, Nintendo confirmed to Kotaku:

http://kotaku.com/the-mini-nes-wont-...net-1783693116

ptyerman 15 July 2016 17:01

Better off just getting a Raspberry PI, at least you will be able to run more games, and it's cheaper.
As it is your just paying for a miniature replica case. If it was cheaper it could be worth modding it and ripping out the innards to replace with a PI or similar.

Akira 15 July 2016 17:24

Well this is cheap enough that I wouldn't mind buying it to support Nintendo making this kinda product, then remove the guts and put a raspberry pi inside!
The other cool thing is the controller, that you can actually also use on a Wii. This alone is worth a few bucks on my book.

So yeah I'll buy this one :great

ptyerman 15 July 2016 17:34

You can buy the controller separately too apparently, I think a few more of these will sell than the console itself.

Pyromania 15 July 2016 18:15

I never had an original NES but I might get this. Anyone own a Wii U? If so how is it?

Pyromania 15 July 2016 18:21

Why isn't there an Amiga like this available?

ptyerman 15 July 2016 18:30

A computer is a lot harder to make than a console, and a lot more expensive.
Plus the Amiga licensing is a legal nightmare, nobody even knows who owns what!

Anubis 15 July 2016 19:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pyromania (Post 1101322)
I never had an original NES but I might get this. Anyone own a Wii U? If so how is it?


My kid has Wii U - it's nice little console, with controller with a screen that is used in some games. Current game he is playing are Star Fox Zero - lots of fun and nice presentation. He also played bit new Kung Fu Panda.

We have few Wii U VC games, including StarFox 64, but we lack retro controller, so this might be cheap way to get one.

ReadOnlyCat 15 July 2016 20:33

I love the people saying "hey who cares when I can just pirate stuff?".

Well, that is the point, many of us do care about buying what we use.
If you want to pirate, then by all means do it but do not assume that is the only sane way to go. It is not.

ReadOnlyCat 15 July 2016 20:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by Akira (Post 1101316)
Well this is cheap enough that I wouldn't mind buying it to support Nintendo making this kinda product, then remove the guts and put a raspberry pi inside!
The other cool thing is the controller, that you can actually also use on a Wii. This alone is worth a few bucks on my book.

So yeah I'll buy this one :great

True. Even the individual elements are valuable enough on their own that it is a worthy purchase.

Even just the games are worth it. Go and try getting the originals on eBay for these 30 games and if you manage to get them under 300$ I will eat my boxers.;)

As a kitten who only plays what he buys I'm glad to have such a cheap access to these nice games.


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