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The fun Is coming to an end, folks. Nintendo's NES Classic and SNES Classic aren't long for this world according to comments made this week by Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé. While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Fils-Aimé clearly indicated that production winding down on both the NES Classic and the SNES Classic. If you have been sitting on the sidelines, now is the time to get one as quickly as you can. "We’ve said that the current systems are the extent of our classic program," said Fils-Aimé. "We’ve also been clear that, at least from an Americas perspective, these products are going to be available through the... Read more...
We are living in the heyday of retro gaming today. You have many current (and future) options to play all of the games that defined your childhood (or adulthood) on miniature versions of the original consoles. Nintendo started the "mini console" segment with the Nintendo Classic Edition and later followed that up with the SNES Classic Edition. Sony has stepped into the retro segment with its recently announced PlayStation Classic packing 20 games and style almost identical to the original, albeit on a smaller scale. Nintendo has been good for one classic edition console per calendar year with last year's offering being the SNES Classic Edition. A new EU filing hints that Nintendo is preparing... Read more...
There was nothing worse in a 1980’s/1990’s gamer’s life then realizing their console controller could not quite reach the comfiest chair in the room. Now there is a solution for retro console fans. 8BitDo has just released DIY kits that upgrade NES, SNES, and Sega Mega Drive controllers to wireless. 8BitDo’s DIY kits include all the necessary tools and do not require any soldering. The original controller’s cables are connected to the interior circuit board. The 8BitDo’s kit includes a new circuit board with a Bluetooth chip and rechargeable battery. The hole that once fed the cable will be replaced with a charging port. The port will also glow and... Read more...
Unless you somehow missed the news this morning, the Nintendo NES Classic Edition is back in stock at many stores across the United States. If you can't find the retro console online, we hear that many brick and mortar Walmart locations have the console in stock.  However, if you manage to snag one of the consoles, which have out-of-production for well over a year, one of the first disappointments that you will run into revolves around the fact that the included controller has an incredibly short cord. While that may have been appropriate in the days when sat on the floor in front of our boob tubes to play Super Mario Bros., that just won't fly in today’s world of massive... Read more...
One of the most elusive game consoles of last year was not a mighty 4K powerhouse or even a system capable of playing modern games. No, it was the NES Classic Edition, a modern remake of the hugely popular original that took the market by storm when it was introduced over three decades ago. Now it's back in stock at a handful of stores, but you will have to hurry—just as before, it is selling out fast. This is a familiar scene. Nintendo and its retail partners could not supply enough NES Classic Edition consoles to satiate the unexpected ravenous demand. It became a big deal whenever a retailer would have stock, and it never lasted long. Then Nintendo abruptly ended production of the console,... Read more...
Back in late 2016, the Nintendo NES Classic Edition was one of the hottest consoles on the market. Its sales performance was quite astounding given that that it was simply a miniaturized remake of a console that launched in the United Starts over three decades ago. However, 80s kids (among others) simply could get enough of the retro gaming goodness. Nintendo has announced that the NES Classic Edition will again be available for purchase after a lengthy hiatus. So, if you missed out the first time around, or simply refuse to pay outrageous markups on eBay, mark June 29th down on your calendar. Although Nintendo doesn't give any indication of what retailers will be carrying... 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 Mali 400 MP2 GPU, flanked by a 256GB DDR3 memory module produced by Hynix and 512MB of NAND flash memory... Read more...
Is Nintendo looking to bring a third mini “retro” gaming console to receptive gamers? If a recent European trademark filing is any indication, all signs are pointing to yes. Eagle-eyed observers over at NeoGAF spied the trademark filing and noticed the unmistakable outline of a Nintendo 64 game controller. But how do we jump to the conclusion that a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition is incoming? Well, we simply have to look to Nintendo’s behavior with the NES Classic Edition and the SNES Classic Edition. In both cases, Nintendo applied for trademarks on the designs of the controllers before the release of the consoles. And wouldn’t you know it; that same controller silhouette can be seen on the top... Read more...
Nintendo sure did tick off a lot of gamers with the way it handled the NES Classic Edition launch and subsequent rollout to stoes. Priced at $59.99 and packed with 30 classic NES games, the miniature console was an instant hit and sold out in record fashion whenever retailers managed to get them in stock. But after promising (and failing) to keep up with demand, Nintendo abruptly announced that it would be ending production of the NES Classic Edition. Considering that many people still haven’t been able to get their hands on the pint-sized console months after launch, this was a bitter pill to swallow. We’re now learning the real reason for the NES Classic Edition’s discontinuation courtesy... Read more...
  Here we go again! The Nintendo NES Classic Edition has been one of the hottest game consoles “available” — and we used that word lightly — for the past six months. Priced at just $59.99, the NES Classic Edition has satisfied the 80s retro urges of gamers in a pint-sized, HDTV-compatible package. Luckily, we’ve learned that one of your last chances to get your hands on the gaming console for retail price is coming up tomorrow morning, April 23rd, when Best Buy stores open. The nationwide electronics retailer posted on Twitter that it will have limited stock of the NES Classic Edition:TOMORROWIn Best Buy stores. Limited quantities of #NESClassic will be available. Plus, save on select accessories.... Read more...
Nintendo’s seemingly boneheaded move in killing off production of the NES Classic Edition is starting to make a little bit more sense. Earlier this month, Nintendo provided the following statement regarding the end of production: We understand that it has been difficult for many consumers to find a system, and for that we apologize. We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product. According to a new report from Eurogamer, Nintendo likely pushed the NES Classic Edition aside to make way for a miniaturized version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). This so-called “SNES Mini” will... Read more...
Let’s say that you have a hot-selling item that everyone seems to love. Whenever it is available in stores (online or brick and mortar locations), it sells out immediately. And factor in components so cheap that profits from the device must be pretty healthy. So, what would you do? Would you crank up production to meet demand, or discontinue the product altogether.? If you’re Nintendo, you do the latter. We are sad to report that Nintendo is ending production of the NES Classic Edition. IGN first reported the news earlier today, and provided a statement from the Japanese game company explaining the decision: Throughout April, Nintendo of America territories will receive the last shipments of... Read more...
  Nintendo has often failed us when it comes to providing adequate supplies of both its NES Classic Edition and the Switch gaming consoles. The retrotastic NES Classic Edition has been hard to find in retail stores ever since it launched on November 10th, despite the fact that Nintendo has promised to increase production to meet demand. Likewise, the newly launched Switch is arguably even harder to find these days. So, whenever a retailer announces that it will have new stock of either console in its stores, eager gamers take notice. Over the weekend, it was Toys R Us that enticed Zelda and Mario fans with limited quantities of the Switch in its brick and mortar locations. This week,... Read more...
How popular is the NES Classic Edition console? According to Nintendo, it has sold 1.5 million Famicom Mini and NES Classic Edition consoles since their release in November. These numbers were confirmed by Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima, who spoke about the consoles’ success during the company’s most recent earnings briefing. Nintendo managed to sell 1.5 million consoles despite chronic shortages. The NES Classic Edition sold out within hours on its release date, with scalpers selling the console on eBay for four times the device’s regular retail price. The console continued to sell out during the holiday season regardless of Nintendo’s restock promises. Kimishima apologized for the shortages... Read more...
A lot of Nintendo fans were disappointed and even downright angry when they were unable to secure an NES Classic Edition console in time for Christmas. Supply fell way short of demand, while many of those who did manage to get their hands on one of the retro consoles took to selling them on eBay and Craigslist at around a 400 percent markup. Will a similar situation play out with the Nintendo Switch? There are reasons to believe it will, though Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is confident it won't. The Nintendo boss told Wired in an interview that Nintendo anticipated the NES Classic Edition being popular with consumers between 30 and 40 years old, with kids, and who have perhaps... Read more...
Nintendo must have known it was just a matter of time before "modders" started to crack into Famicom Mini. Twitter user “bakueikozo" discovered a secret message in the code of the console that appears to be intended for hackers. The secret code stated, “This is the hanafuda captain speaking. Launching emulation in 3...2...1. Many efforts, tears and countless hours have been put into this jewel. So, please keep this place tidied up and don't break everything! Cheers, the hanafuda captain." Hanafuda are Japanese playing cards that are used to play a number of games. Nintendo produced its own hanafuda cards when it was founded in 1889, however, production was largely abandoned by the 1960’s. The... Read more...
If you were super good last year (and super lucky), you might have scored an NES Classic Edition console on Christmas morning. The retro game system was one of the hottest and most in-demand items this past holiday season, commanding more than three times its value from second-hand sellers on eBay and Craigslist. Though in short supply, hackers have already managed to mod the console to accept more games in the form of ROM files. The NES Classic Edition comes with 30 games already included, among them classics such as Super Mario Bros. (1-3), The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Castlevania, Tecmo Bowl, Ghosts'N Goblins, and many more. It's a fine collection, though as one of the best selling... Read more...
We’re running out of days to obtain a Nintendo NES Classic Edition before Christmas. The big day is coming up on Sunday, and at least two retailers are hoping to improve your chances of spreading Christmas joy with new stock of the hard-to-find gaming console. First up is GameStop, which says that it will have the NES Classic Edition in stock both today and tomorrow. The company issued the following statement: GameStop has again received another limited shipment of Nintendo NES Classics today through Thursday. Only available in store, not online. GameStop recommends that customers call their local stores to determine local quantities. While your chances of purchasing the NES Classic Edition today... Read more...
Nintendo’s proclamations that anyone wanting to get their hands on an NES Classic Edition in time for Christmas seem to be falling flat. We’ve seen the console sell out in record time whenever they are found in stock, with some retailers resorting to a lottery system to get the consoles into the hands of eager beaver retro game lovers. So, since Nintendo hasn’t fulfilled its promise [yet] to get an NES Classic Edition into the hands of anyone that with cash in hand, we have to wait on stores to announce new stock — the latest of which is Best Buy. The electronics retailer says that starting December 20th, it will have "limited quantities” available in its brick and mortar locations and that... Read more...
When it comes to Christmas Secret Santas, every tech nerd would love to be on the receiving end of Bill Gates’ graciousness. The Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist, billionaire and all-around good guy once again brought Christmas joy to a redditor via the site’s annual Secret Santa festivities. Redditor Arrex explains that a giant box was dropped off on her doorstep by FedEx on December 16th. Needless to say, once she opened the package, her level of excitement shot through the roof at lightning-fast speed. “Under the first layer I see a picture...and my jaw. Just. Drops. I will let the picture speak for itself!” The picture, of course, is of none other than Gates, sitting in front of a Christmas... Read more...
The NES Classic Edition console is one of the hottest and hard to obtain toy items this holiday season. Nintendo and its retail partners have been selling out of every unit produced, which in the United States came out to 196,000 of the miniaturized consoles in November, according to data collected by industry tracking firm NPD Group. That is an impressive start for the NES Classic Edition, though it did not come close to meeting demand.Stores that receive stock of the retro console have been selling out of whatever inventory they get in matter of seconds. At brick-and-mortar locations, any advance announcement of having stock at a particular day and time leads to people camping out in front... Read more...
We’re less than two weeks away from Christmas, and despite assurances from Nintendo that there would be plenty NES Classic Edition stock available for customers, supplies remain tight. As recently as last week, Nintendo of America chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aime said, “Our biggest challenge is making sure that we’re constantly replenishing it to the marketplace. So, as we sit here today, two weeks before Christmas, I think consumers are going to be able to get their hands on it.” Given the instant sell-out status at places like Amazon, Walmart, Toys R Us and Urban Outfitters, we’re having a hard time believing Fils-Aime. With that being said, at least one online retailer, ThinkGeek,... Read more...
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