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Posted 11/11/16


Unfortunately, I had to wait outside of Gamestop for 2 hours for this thing. There weren't any pre-orders, Amazon took it down after midnight (they don't even have it up at all), and multiple stores were out of stock within 5 minutes of opening their doors.

Amazing what nostalgia will do. Girlfriend wanted it, so I went out of my way to get one. So far, it looks pretty good on 1080/4K televisions - much better than an emulator on Xbox One or NVIDIA Shield (both, I've tried).
Posted 11/11/16 , edited 11/11/16
That's pretty cool in all honesty and especially since the games are built in and don't need the to put the game in and pull it out lol.

I do have the original legend of zelda (gold cartridge and everything) and super mario bros 2 (never beated them especially super mario bros 2 since you have to beat it all in one go) but that's all I have lol and it's a bit of a pain to pull them out of the system in all honesty. I feel like I'll break it or something. So the system and the 2 games are just collecting dust in my closet lol.

So I wouldn't mind buying this in all honesty.
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If it came as the Family Computer model I'd totally buy one (since it's what I had growing up)

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Posted 11/11/16

miGneto wrote:

If it came as the Family Computer model I'd totally buy one (since it's what I had growing up)


They have made one, but only for Japan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GQ02nXQQiM
It's a cute little thing and it does work out really well on newer televisions. I know I could have done the same thing for $15 with Raspberry Pi and some tinkering. However, this is pretty solid and it's "cute" (girlfriend loves it).
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Posted 11/11/16

ninjitsuko wrote:

They have made one, but only for Japan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GQ02nXQQiM
It's a cute little thing and it does work out really well on newer televisions. I know I could have done the same thing for $15 with Raspberry Pi and some tinkering. However, this is pretty solid and it's "cute" (girlfriend loves it).


Japan gets the coolest stuff

I was just looking at all the limited edition 3DS / 3DS XL / New Nintendo 3DS / XL consoles that are Japan only and it sucks that we don't get them in North America.
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Posted 11/12/16
I'm getting the Famicom Mini. Never liked the look of the NES console.
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Should've bought it so I could sell it for a high price
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Posted 11/12/16 , edited 11/12/16

HomuliIIy wrote:

Should've bought it so I could sell it for a high price


I see what you did there considering all the recent scalping that's been going on with this thing.

Posted 11/12/16

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HomuliIIy wrote:

Should've bought it so I could sell it for a high price


I see what you did there considering all the recent scalping that's been going on



I'm glad someone did
I was expecting people to not get the reference
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Posted 11/12/16
I want. Will likely have to wait till after Christmas though I think its pretty much spoken for here.

That said I do have an original NES so could just stick with that I guess. Decisions.
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Posted 11/12/16
I tried to get one, I banged on Amazon for about 30 minutes before I gave up. I'm sure Nintendo will release more. This is just money in their pocket. I also have my original NES from the 80s, which still works, so that works just as well, but it's hard to play on modern displays.
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Posted 11/12/16

yngvarr wrote:

I tried to get one, I banged on Amazon for about 30 minutes before I gave up. I'm sure Nintendo will release more. This is just money in their pocket. I also have my original NES from the 80s, which still works, so that works just as well, but it's hard to play on modern displays.


They've said they'll produce more throughout the next few months for the holiday season. Before the chaos and madness they didn't say this so those who were (like myself) waiting in line for them were uncertain as to whether or not they'll come out with more any time soon (see: Pokemon Go Plus).
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Posted 11/12/16
I there was initially some confusion about it being limited edition or that there would only be xxx sold. Otherwise maybe people are trying to get in early for christmas. TBH I was looking forward to it but got busy and lost track of the release date.

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Posted 11/13/16

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I there was initially some confusion about it being limited edition or that there would only be xxx sold. Otherwise maybe people are trying to get in early for christmas. TBH I was looking forward to it but got busy and lost track of the release date.



Most of those that were in the queue with me to get one were trying to get one or two for family members or their husbands. Some of those were trying to score a Christmas present for their husband or their child(ren) - as they want to give their kids the same "introduction" to gaming that they had a kid.

Honestly, though, I don't think any of those whom I met thought that the NES Classic Mini was going to be that much of a hot-ticket item. I had gone to Target first and foremost, where they had stated that they opened at 8AM on their website; however, it actually opened an hour beforehand (7AM) and they were sold out. Most stores got 5-20 to sell. Gamestop got 10, three employees had staked their claim in them - so only 7 were sold (i]this is one of the very, very few perks of working at Gamestop in my past experience). There were around 18 people in the queue with me until the employee made this announcement.

I do hope they release more. I wouldn't be opposed to a second one (for "experimental purposes") and I think people do deserve the ability to get one themselves without worrying about it not being produced again. :/
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Posted 11/13/16 , edited 11/13/16
At this point, it's sort of impossible to really say just how hot of an item it is simply because of how scarce the product has been so far. It's not unlike a limited release JRPG right now where a store may only get 3 copies in but they all sell out immediately. If they had received 20 copies of the game then there would probably still be 10 copies sitting on the shelves for weeks/months but instead it "sold out." Now, I'm not saying that the new NES is not in high demand but I think a fairer estimation on just how hot it is will have to be made months down the line when A.) the initial demand has been satisfied and B.) we're not heading straight into the holiday gift buying/giving season.

As for me personally, I didn't get one buy also have little interest in getting one. Frankly, the concept of the system is appealing to me but the fact that it's closed off from any expansion at all and you're limited to the 30 initial games kills any actual interest in getting one. I've already played all of the games included on the system (and I've owned a good portion of them, some having been bought multiple times) and I know I'd maybe spend time with 5 of them now. If I really really feel the need to play those games, I'll just procure them in another way.
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