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Old 12-15-2016, 05:55 PM   #101
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Why would Nintendo, of all people, pass up the opportunity to make more money? It's no different than what Apple does.

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Old 12-15-2016, 06:40 PM   #102
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Because they wouldn't make more money:

1. They'd sell a lot fewer $90 NES Minis than $60 ones, and could pretty much write off impulse buys

2. They'd have to worry about competition with their own other products- Nintendo doesn't want people to be buying an NES Mini *instead* of a 3DS ( or worse, a Switch ), but the higher the price goes, and the more feature rich the Mini is, the more its an issue

Or, to put it bluntly, there's already a product on the market that provides the stuff you are talking about. Its called the 3DS. The NES Classic *isn't* being marketed towards that same market niche. A person for whom expanding the library is a deal maker/breaker feature isn't meant to buy it, they are meant to buy something else.

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Old 12-15-2016, 07:34 PM   #103
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What I'm saying is that its more profitable to sell a $60 NES Mini now, and then another $30-60 model in 6 months with different games, as opposed to a $90 model with more games.

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I don't know why you have issues with people having choices.

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Old 12-17-2016, 10:09 AM   #105
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What I'm saying is that its more profitable to sell a $60 NES Mini now, and then another $30-60 model in 6 months with different games, as opposed to a $90 model with more games.
Ah, that's different. I could see that, sure. Especially since the only added cost for making a "NES Mini 2" would be optimizing the new set of emulated games.

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Ah, that's different. I could see that, sure. Especially since the only added cost for making a "NES Mini 2" would be optimizing the new set of emulated games.
Yeah, it's not an atgames attempt. Just very impractical. It's something that will be fun for the first few nights, and then you'll move on to the next thing, since there's no staying power. What Nintendo should've done was include an actual 72 pin connector so it could run real NES games. Had they done that, I'd be interested. But they didn't. RetroZone did.

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Old 12-17-2016, 09:38 PM   #107
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I don't know if it's been mentioned, but Best Buy will be having some of these in stock on 12/20.

Stores will be getting a minimum of 12 units with larger stores getting up to 24. All units will be ticketed and cannot be sold prior to 12/20. Best Buy stores open at 8am on 12/20.

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Old 12-18-2016, 10:15 AM   #108
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Yeah, it's not an atgames attempt. Just very impractical. It's something that will be fun for the first few nights, and then you'll move on to the next thing, since there's no staying power. What Nintendo should've done was include an actual 72 pin connector so it could run real NES games. Had they done that, I'd be interested. But they didn't. RetroZone did.
Again, if they did that, it would radically increase the cost of the device, for no additional advantage at targeting the core demographic. There already *are* devices that let you play NES carts. This isn't intended to replace them.

Basically, if "Plays NES cartridges" is a make or break feature for you, than the NES Mini isn't for you, and never was.

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Old 12-18-2016, 11:36 AM   #109
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Selling three different mini-NES' with 30 games each for 60 buck a pop would probably be more profitable in the long run then selling a system with no games and selling those games individually.

Most casual gamers probably only have five or six favorite games so the system with no games wouldn't be worth the purchase and it would cost alot more money to manufacture the individual game cartridges.

Plus 90 great NES game and three working systems for 180 bucks is a great deal for most gamers.

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Old 12-18-2016, 01:13 PM   #110
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Nintendo should've known better than to not include a cartridge slot, and that ticks me off. They have to know that at least some of the people who will buy this have NES games.

Given how protective Nintendo are with their IPs they'd never add a card slot so that people could download NES roms and play them on this console. Regardless of markets, I seriously doubt that it would've cost Nintendo that much more money to include a cartridge slot. Nintendo's rolling in money partly due to the phenomenal success of Pokemon Go.

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Old 12-18-2016, 04:40 PM   #111
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Yeah, it would've cost more and a lot more effort than they were willing to put in. Those that still have cartridges is a very niche market. Why put the effort in when you can just tap into the market for these types of machines.

I can assure you, the Sega and Atari versions are quite popular christmas gifts, and those are done by knock off companies and not very high quality. Those with cartridges are not the target demo for this thing.

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Old 12-20-2016, 09:32 AM   #113
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So did anyone brave the crowds at Best Buy to pick one of these up this morning? I considered it last night but ultimately decided against it. If I get one, I'll just wait until the hype dies down.

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Old 01-09-2017, 12:46 PM   #115
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I wonder if the Mini NES has a hidden message about when they will actually be available on store shelves. . .

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Old 01-09-2017, 03:01 PM   #116
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I'm still a bit raw about not being to get one of these. I hope the Switch launch is way smoother.

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Old 01-14-2017, 05:37 PM   #117
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I sat in the 30 degree rain outside a Toys R Us back on 12/8 to get one of these, and have barely played it since. Not to say I don't like it, I love it. But I fully admit it was all a novelty thing.

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Old 01-24-2017, 10:34 AM   #118
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*cough* So, I actually got one. Or rather, I got one a week ago, I've been playing it rather than posting about it.

Thing is really cool. While NES games are nintendo hard, easy save state access takes the sting out of that, as does the ability to easily swap between numerous games. It also is a neat lesson in some of the subtleties of early game design: there's a reason Legend of Zelda holds up, for instance.

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Old 01-27-2017, 12:43 PM   #119
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^ I want one of these. . . . .Not bad enough to fork out more than $60 but hey. . . .

Anyway I do wish they would've added either another USB or made it Wi-Fi compatible so you could download, or purchase a simcar/USB stick with some of the other games like regular Contra . Could've been a nice way for Nintendo to make some extra $ off the old games, and for us to be able to play them on newer TV sets.

The best part was being able to play and walk away from the old games then comeback. Now I start a newer game and before I realize it I've lost a week of my life.

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Old 01-27-2017, 09:23 PM   #120
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I got one today. Really happy with it. It's clever and fun to just revisit the old titles with the original controller. It's perfect for plugging into the 24" TV I have on my desk next to my monitor. I can do quick sessions of retro games and the device itself is so tiny it takes up little room. I hope they keep these things coming. A SNES Classic would be to die for!


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Old 01-28-2017, 01:10 PM   #121
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Shut up and take my money! If there's a Classic SNES that gets released, I'll totally buy it. 90% of my all-time favorite games are on the SNES! Probably my top 3... A Link to the Past, F-Zero, Star Fox.

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Old 01-28-2017, 01:53 PM   #122
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Most of my favorite games of all time are on the SNES. I'd kill for a SNES classic.

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I kept looking for an NES classic, but couldn't ever find one. I ended up in a retro store buying an actual Nintendo for $60 and Mario and Ninja Turtles. I don't remember that many games so I'm welcome to suggestions.

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Old 01-29-2017, 08:41 AM   #124
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I kept looking for an NES classic, but couldn't ever find one. I ended up in a retro store buying an actual Nintendo for $60 and Mario and Ninja Turtles.
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