Oh crap oh crap oh crap. So, this is something Nintendo should’ve done literally 10 years ago instead of burying reasonably good-to-great NES games on the Wii and Wii U Virtual Console.
The NES is coming back to stores! Pick up the new mini NES Classic Edition on 11/11 w/ 30 included games! pic.twitter.com/wFDw7lHWb7
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 14, 2016
On November 11 you’ll be able to pick up a tiny, HDMI-powered li’l NES for a measly $60. This price annihilates the past decade of Virtual Console pricing, where each NES title was $5 each. That makes this mini-NES, in a way, $150 worth of NES games for just $60. Granted they’ll seemingly lack save states or other “perks” of that nature but hey, an official Nintendo product on the shelves, showing kids some of the best games of the 8-bit era? AND delivered in a way that’s much more accessible than a 3DS/Wii U e-Shop? Yes please.
-Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
-Donkey Kong Jr
-Double Dragon II: The Revenge
-Ghosts ‘n Goblins
-The Legend of Zelda
-Mega Man 2
-Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr Dream
-Super Mario Bros 1~3
-Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Of course many of us have most of these games already, OR have at least played them to our heart’s content, possibly negating the need to own them again (or at all). But again, I’m so pleased Nintendo is offering something like this instead of letting so many other companies beat them to market… I love my Analog NT – and suspect it’ll still offer a better picture than the Mini NES – but to have Nintendo on real store shelves, offering their back catalog at a reasonable price… well that’s just fine.
I’m also not 100% convinced this isn’t a joke / con / hacked tweet, so we’ll see what happens.