Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jul 2016 14:50 UTC
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Relive the 80s when the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System launches in stores on 11th November. The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo's original home console. Plugging directly into a high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, the console comes complete with 30 NES games built-in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and Kirby's Adventure.

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System comes packaged with an HDMI cable, a USB cable for powering the system*, and one Nintendo Classic Mini: NES Controller. And whether it's rediscovering an old favourite or experiencing the joy of NES for the first time, the fantastic collection of NES classics included with each and every system should have something for all players.

It's a tiny little NES! A tiny little NES! With games built-in! Yes, I know there are tons of clones and emulators out there, but nothing beats a trustworthy product from the actual manufacturer. There's still a ton of things we don't know - is it an ARM chip with an emulator? An actual NES miniaturised? Does it have the ability to load new games? Is it hackable? - but this is a 100% instabuy for me.

This thing is just too much of an adorable steal not to buy.

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RE: Pretty neat but...
by aliquis on Tue 19th Jul 2016 14:31 UTC in reply to "Pretty neat but..."
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Pretty neat, but it also raises a few questions. Why only 30 games? What kind of hardware does it use? What are those controller ports on the front? They look almost like Firewire 800 ports.
As for 30 games maybe they would sell expansion packs / cartridges with multiple games more? Maybe not (some rumor for the NX has been that it would be cartridge based but that make little sense, additional memory storage for more games for this (not because it's necessary but because they want to be able to charge for it) would make more sense.

Also they may not have the rights to license ALL games ever released on the NES to this one.

The ports is the same ones used on the Wii remote or something such and it can be connected to Wii / Wii U and you can connect the more SNES like Wii controller pad to this one too. Or something such. I've read. Which make sense.

The controller is also very cheap at $9.99.

Edited 2016-07-19 14:31 UTC

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