Nintendo announces the Nintendo Classic Mini NES!



  • @DMCMaster I hope they finally put GameCube on the virtual console. Quite frankly it should have been on their before the Wii.



  • @michemagius
    Think the fact that a number of Gamecube games made use of the pressure sensitive triggers, might have been the reason they avoided adding GCN to the VC for Wii U



  • Hopeful that they release a a super famicom version *fingers crossed



  • Day 1 for me. Waiting on that pre-order.

    I think it's definitely worth getting since all of the NES games on the eShop are $5 each. Good bargain. Also, pretty messed up Europe gets screwed over with the AC adapter...



  • Think of this not just as a plug and play system but a cool modding shell. Who wouldn't love to have a mini NES that will get modded with an SD card reader (because you know the modding community will do exactly that). Either way I think I'm gonna pick one up.



  • Honestly, its cute and all - but I see this like those cheesy Genesis consoles that are sold inside of Urban Outfitters.

    I've only played NES once and if I wanna go ahead and play it, I'll go to my local store and buy one with a few classics. Sure it'll cost a lot but if I really truly want to play the NES, I'd rather have a real one than a $50 little box toy thingy.



  • It's cute but... I have three original NES's. Kinda defeats the purpose for me.



  • Dig the idea, I think it being an official Nintendo product is really the big plus here. Honestly though, it just reminded me that I have a raspberry pi I still haven't done anything with.
    Think this can be popular among the casual 25-35 year old audience that might still be yearning to play those classic games but don't have a current Nintendo system to utilize the VC.



  • This thing is really cool. Not only is it a modern piece of tech that looks like a NES, it also has what are likely the 30 best games on the NES (well close to it anyway). All for a low price point. Plus the controllers can be used for virtual console titles too. I look forward to SNES and N64 versions. Maybe a classics handheld for the GB stuff too! Plus as time goes on I just have less room for consoles in my life, mini boxes are much more reasonable.

    @GoTaco The original NES was marketed as a toy. How is this any different? It's just more convenient and cheaper.



  • I have an original NES, but I still think I'll pick this up. My cartridges are all worn down from being jammed down in that one fashion to make 'em stick. All you oldtimers know what I mean. ;)

    If you were going to buy an NES and then all these games, that would be ridiculously expensive. This is the price of one AAA game. Totally worth.

    Also, is Super C not a Konami game but Contra is? IDK what the deal is there.



  • I actually own all of these carts with 2 NES systems still, and....I'll probably still buy it.

    What I found a little weird is that they didn't go with all of their old 1984-1985 games, most of which were in arcades. I mean we got the old Mario Bros, punch out, excitebike. But no Clu Clu Land? No Burgertime? No Rad Racer? No Tetris?

    We got Final Fantasy but no Dragon Quest? I mean Dragon Quest was a nintendo power promotion gift that year, just seems a little odd to omit that.

    In the end it's a pretty diverse mix of hit classics, and the price is pretty good. Heck even spare controllers are priced at $10. So My wife and I can do a little co-op. Since finding decent controllers for the old NES is like trying to find the holy grail.



  • Will buy, but I am a little disappointed that its not a Mini SNES, would have loved that even more, but who knows, if this is a success it wouldn't surprise me if they actually start looking into that.

    Just imagine.. Super metroid, Super Castlevania, Mario world, Yoshi's island, Chrono Trigger.. Hnngggh,



  • @seppo91 said in Nintendo announces the Nintendo Classic Mini NES!:

    Will buy, but I am a little disappointed that its not a Mini SNES, would have loved that even more, but who knows, if this is a success it wouldn't surprise me if they actually start looking into that.

    Just imagine.. Super metroid, Super Castlevania, Mario world, Yoshi's island, Chrono Trigger.. Hnngggh,

    My wife and I were discussing this right after we saw the pics for this, and were like....dude, what if they made a mini-SNES!? Donkey Kong country, Super mario world, star fox, street fighter 2, killer instinct, LttP.

    I bet that'll be next if this makes money, and judging from amazon it will.

    Oh and they could still do a mini-NES series 2. With more 90s NES games and make it look like that top loading NES!



  • @ZyloWolfBane yeah a second mini nes wouldn't surprise me at all, maybe a famicom?
    Yeah a snes really has that much more potential!

    But I don't think Killer instinct would be on it ;)



  • This could literally be a new trend in gaming, if the hardware is cheap enough. It's like RARE Replay but with a replica system attached.

    None of the other consoles really have that design aesthetic Nintendo always has had though. The Playstation looks different, but from PS2 onwards they've all looked roughly the same.



  • I would care if it was the SNES.

    NES was just before my time, and most of the 8-bit graphic games are not really appealing to me to spend time playing.

    Hope the people who do, really enjoy this system. The classic controller is pretty cool.



  • A mockup I made of what could have been:

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