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The Nintendo Switch is a certified hit, and it continues to dominate the sales charts. According to the NDP Group, the Nintendo Switch managed to claim the top slot for console hardware sales in the United States in September, besting both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One. This was the third consecutive month that the Switch came out on top, and the fifth time overall this year (the Switch has been on the market for 7 months). Nintendo also announced that since its March launch, it has sold over 2 million Switch consoles. Given that we have yet to reach the peak holiday shopping... Read more...
There is a big update for the Nintendo Switch that is rolling out now. The new update (version 4.0.0) adds some nifty new features and functionality that Switch owners have been asking for since the hybrid console came out, the most significant of which is the ability to capture video from games (it was already possible to save screenshots, but not video). This does not work with all games right out of the gate—that is the case with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, however a future game patch to version 1.3.0 (up from the current 1.2.1 release) will introduce support for it.While Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is perhaps... Read more...
Almost everything that was cool or hip a long time ago eventually comes back in style. So it goes with retro gaming, and no company knows that better than Nintendo, which has been rebooting classic games with miniaturized versions of legacy consoles, including its original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES Classic Edition) and Super NES (SNES Classic Edition). So what's next? Perhaps a reborn version of its Game Boy, one of the industry's first handheld gaming system. Fun fact: Milton Bradley's Microvision released in 1979 is actually the first the handheld game console to use interchangeable... Read more...
Nintendo promised months ago that it would build more of the SNES Classic Edition consoles that it did of the hugely successful NES Classic Edition last year. The catch, as we all knew it would be, was that demand still outstripped supply for SNES Classic Edition hopefuls. This means that the initial stock of the retro console dried up quickly. The good news is that GameStop and ThinkGeek are gearing up with a new batch of consoles for fans to fight over this week. A GameStop representative reached out to let HotHardware know that more stock is inbound. The rep says, "GameStop is happy to announce... Read more...
The SNES Classic Edition game console launched to much fanfare and so far the system has proved so popular that many people still can't find one. Reviews for the SNES Classic have been very positive with lots of praise for its retro gaming prowess. The console came from Nintendo with 21 games preinstalled, but some hackers have found a way to add even more games to the system. As of now the process is rather long requiring about 20 steps according to a video outlining the hack using a tool called HakChi2. You will also need some other software to load your own games to the SNES Classic Edition... Read more...
There was no doubt that the Nintendo SNES Classic Edition was going to be a big hit with gamers when it was released this past Friday. We saw preorders sell out in rapid fashion online, and it appears that brick and mortar locations across the United States also witnessed quick sellouts when the console went on sale. "Customer demand for the SNES Classic was just like we expected," said GameStop SVP of Merchandising Bob Puzon. "We sold out of our SNES Classic inventory within minutes in both our GameStop and ThinkGeek retail channels. "But customers shouldn’t worry. We’re getting more very soon.... Read more...
Nintendo isn't the most tolerant of game companies when it comes to letting fans make derivative materials or post lots of videos of Nintendo games online. One prime example is when Nintendo killed off the browser-based Mario 64 remake back in 2015. More recently it forced the indie developer making Super Mario 64 an online multiplayer game to remove all his videos from YouTube. Nintendo has a Creators Program in place that allows people to make videos including Nintendo IP in them, but Nintendo gets paid all the advertising revenue for monetized videos. It then shares that video with the gamers... Read more...
There are certainly lots of retro gamers out there who are interested in the SNES Classic Edition that launched this week. We've already outlined everywhere you can get an SNES Classic Edition, but they are almost certainly not in stock any where right about now. One of the greatest features of the little retro console is that it packs in 21 of the coolest retro games you can get your mitts on and one of those is a game that fans wanted for years, but never Nintendo launched - Star Fox 2. Star Fox 2 was developed to a complete game and then never launched. However, Nintendo saw fit to put... Read more...
Today marks Nintendo's launch of the highly anticipated SNES Classic Edition, which interestingly has the same hardware inside as the NES Classic Edition that came before it. This scaled down console brings 21 retro video games that many gamers grew up on and crams them into one package with no need to sling cartridges like back in the day. Nintendo has promised higher production levels of the SNES classic than the previous retro NES offering that was so hard to find. More production doesn't necessarily mean that the new console will be easy to find. We are going to run down all the places you... Read more...
Nintendo's highly anticipated SNES Classic Edition is will finally be available starting tomorrow. For those that preordered the retro gaming console, we hope that you'll receive your package on your doorstep over the next week or so. For those that didn’t preorder, one of the best chances of getting one right away is by heading down to your local Best Buy store. Best Buy informed customers today that it will have "limited quantities" of the consoles available at ALL of its brick and mortar locations tomorrow morning. We don't know what exactly constitutes "limited", but we wouldn't expect that... Read more...
The SNES Classic Edition may look different than the NES Classic Edition, and obviously the two miniaturized consoles run a different set of games. But on the inside, the two systems are exactly the same, at least in regards to the core hardware. The only difference is the fit—Nintendo carved the corners of the mainboard for a precise fit in the NES Classic, whereas there is a bit more room to spare in the SNES Classic, a teardown reveals. Both retro-themed systems use the same off-the-shelf components consisting of an Allwinnwer R16 system-on-chip (SoC) with four ARM Cortex-A7 cores and an ARM... Read more...
We're just a few days away from the big launch of the Nintendo SNES Classic Edition. As we have reported on several occasions, the SNES Classic Edition is a miniaturized version of the original SNES that comes preloaded with 21 games and is capable of connecting to modern televisions. In addition, it comes with two controllers (with a 5-foot-long cable) so that you can get your two-player action on with some of the best games that were available for the console during its lifecycle. With the official launch date set for Friday, September 29th, many gamers who preordered the SNES Classic Edition... Read more...
Nintendo sparked retro gaming mania last year when it introduced the NES Classic Edition console. The announcement came out of nowhere, and gave fans of Nintendo's first home gaming system a chance to relieve their childhood (or early adulthood). Packed with 30 games and a bargain $60 price tag, the NES Classic Edition was an immediate hit. Now it’s time for its successor: the SNES Classic Edition. So, What Is It? Nintendo is following up on that initial success with the SNES Classic Edition, which will officially be available on September 29th -- this Friday. Like the NES Classic Edition that... Read more...
Fans of the mobile game Super Mario Run will be thrilled to hear that on September 29 a new update is set to land and that update will bring some goodies to the game in terms of new game modes and content. The biggest gem is a new character in the form of Nintendo's Princess Daisy and she brings with her a new double-jump ability. That ability especially will give gamers new ways to collect coins when they play the game. Princess Daisy will also bring some new ways to play Toad Rally. You don't simply get to choose Princess Daisy from the character list and go play, you have to unlock her by playing... Read more...
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