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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... 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...
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... Read more...
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