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(Daily Mail)   Nintendo's planning on a Super NES Classic Edition mini-console, and that too might not be under your Christmas tree on time   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2017-04-20 04:57:52 PM  
Hopefully it has a access to the Nintendo shop, if not rather just get a switch.
 
2017-04-20 05:29:48 PM  
There isn't even really a point in discussing this, is there? Just look at any of the NES classic threads and replace "NES" with "SNES". I expect production of this will also end as soon as people work out how to load their own roms on to it, which will probably take no more than a week, at most.
 
2017-04-20 05:42:33 PM  
They're going to make something on the order of 30 of them, almost double the amount of NES Classics.
 
2017-04-20 06:28:36 PM  
Meh.  I'll stick with the emulator.
 
2017-04-20 06:34:15 PM  
I have an SNES with games that I play. Why spend a truckload?
 
2017-04-20 06:35:48 PM  

eyeq360: I have an SNES with games that I play. Why spend a truckload?


Upscaling to HD resolution, mostly.
 
2017-04-20 06:39:52 PM  

listernine: Meh.  I'll stick with the emulator.


The thing is... I would have happily spent the $60 for the NES classic Mini.... but the utter unavalibility of it is such that (1) I have no interest in the SNES classic mini and (2) I am more likely to emulate and show others how to emulate. Blah.
 
2017-04-20 07:10:05 PM  
For the price of a SNES Classic one can build a pretty good emulation machine. I'm not saying that it's better to just build one of those and load it with ROMS, I'm just saying that it's probably faster to do so, more cost effective, and the system is likely more durable.
 
2017-04-20 07:21:13 PM  
Why not make one console implementing all the former consoles?
 
2017-04-20 07:59:37 PM  
Fark you, Nintendo.  The NES Classic debacle and the melting Switch components convinced me that you're no longer worth the trouble.
 
2017-04-20 09:14:56 PM  
I've been playing SNES games on emulators on every work computer I have had for well over a decade.
Not so much now, as I have actual work to do, but when I worked graveyard shifts for ski resorts and hotels?
That was one of the only good ways to pass the time.  Aerobiz was underrated as fark!  And the translated version of Secret of Mana 2 was also great.
 
2017-04-20 09:15:47 PM  

OutsmartBullet: eyeq360: I have an SNES with games that I play. Why spend a truckload?

Upscaling to HD resolution, mostly.


And save state functions, the fact you don't have to swap cartridges repeatedly just to change games, smaller size (probably)... Also for those of us who don't have a SNES (I went the Genesis route), it'd be far cheaper to get one of these than to scrounge up a system and however many games will be on it.
 
2017-04-20 09:28:52 PM  

Iczer: OutsmartBullet: eyeq360: I have an SNES with games that I play. Why spend a truckload?

Upscaling to HD resolution, mostly.

And save state functions, the fact you don't have to swap cartridges repeatedly just to change games, smaller size (probably)... Also for those of us who don't have a SNES (I went the Genesis route), it'd be far cheaper to get one of these than to scrounge up a system and however many games will be on it.


I have been perpetually pissed since high school.  My senior year I was dating a girl that had her own apartment! ! ZOMG A COLLEGE CHICK!!  I made the mistake of leaving my SNES collection over there for sessions.
It would be worth about 1.5k nowadays, I had pretty much every rare/valuable cart including some weird ones like Uniracers and Ogre Battle.  Hell, my full box with clean instructions and posters copy of Chrono Trigger goes for hundreds nowadays.  We broke up and she said she had it in a storage unit, when I went to pick it up she said the storage unit was not paid for, lost it all, then she moved out of state.
To this day I am still livid about it, but someday I will be able to afford to replace it as a midlife crisis.
 
2017-04-20 09:35:19 PM  

EasilyDistracted: Fark you, Nintendo.  The NES Classic debacle and the melting Switch components convinced me that you're no longer worth the trouble.


That and the fact that BOTW is really a game designed for 2012 means that the emulating community already has it up and running.  By Christmas, the best gaming experience for BOTW will be on a PC running at a higher resolution, at a higher FPS.

I'm not saying piracy is right or anything, I'm just saying the fact that it's an option isn't lost on me.
 
2017-04-20 09:46:48 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Iczer: OutsmartBullet: eyeq360: I have an SNES with games that I play. Why spend a truckload?

Upscaling to HD resolution, mostly.

And save state functions, the fact you don't have to swap cartridges repeatedly just to change games, smaller size (probably)... Also for those of us who don't have a SNES (I went the Genesis route), it'd be far cheaper to get one of these than to scrounge up a system and however many games will be on it.

I have been perpetually pissed since high school.  My senior year I was dating a girl that had her own apartment! ! ZOMG A COLLEGE CHICK!!  I made the mistake of leaving my SNES collection over there for sessions.
It would be worth about 1.5k nowadays, I had pretty much every rare/valuable cart including some weird ones like Uniracers and Ogre Battle.  Hell, my full box with clean instructions and posters copy of Chrono Trigger goes for hundreds nowadays.  We broke up and she said she had it in a storage unit, when I went to pick it up she said the storage unit was not paid for, lost it all, then she moved out of state.
To this day I am still livid about it, but someday I will be able to afford to replace it as a midlife crisis.


Oof. Similar experience when I lent my copy of Xenogears to a friend in high school. She claims she gave it to a mutual friend to get it back to me. Never saw it again after that... Nowadays you'll pry my classic games collection away from me after you overcome an awful lot of bullets.
 
2017-04-20 09:51:40 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: Why not make one console implementing all the former consoles?


You'd never get enough third-party support to have more than a handful of games for each. Emulation is about the only way you're going to get that.

/just played through Bonk's Adventure on my GPD XD
 
2017-04-20 09:52:56 PM  

Iczer: Markoff_Cheney: Iczer: OutsmartBullet: eyeq360: I have an SNES with games that I play. Why spend a truckload?

Upscaling to HD resolution, mostly.

And save state functions, the fact you don't have to swap cartridges repeatedly just to change games, smaller size (probably)... Also for those of us who don't have a SNES (I went the Genesis route), it'd be far cheaper to get one of these than to scrounge up a system and however many games will be on it.

I have been perpetually pissed since high school.  My senior year I was dating a girl that had her own apartment! ! ZOMG A COLLEGE CHICK!!  I made the mistake of leaving my SNES collection over there for sessions.
It would be worth about 1.5k nowadays, I had pretty much every rare/valuable cart including some weird ones like Uniracers and Ogre Battle.  Hell, my full box with clean instructions and posters copy of Chrono Trigger goes for hundreds nowadays.  We broke up and she said she had it in a storage unit, when I went to pick it up she said the storage unit was not paid for, lost it all, then she moved out of state.
To this day I am still livid about it, but someday I will be able to afford to replace it as a midlife crisis.

Oof. Similar experience when I lent my copy of Xenogears to a friend in high school. She claims she gave it to a mutual friend to get it back to me. Never saw it again after that... Nowadays you'll pry my classic games collection away from me after you overcome an awful lot of bullets.


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Feel them feels, I would love to plug in the original carts and play them with an original corded controller but I am stuck nostalgia boating emulators.  Which is fine, but it isn't physical copies. 
My copy of Chrono Trigger had gone through new game + enough to have the god tier armor and helmet for every member.  It is hard to gauge future scarcity and value when you are a kid/teenager.
 
2017-04-20 09:56:42 PM  
Once again:  The NES Classic wasn't a game console; It was an advertising campaign.

Nintendo only released it because they didn't have the Switch available for the holiday season. The NES Classic kept the Nintendo name (and all the fuzzy warm nostalgia) in people's minds long enough for them to wrap up the production of the Switch and release it. Once they released the Switch, the Classic was done because it had served its purpose.

Besides, if you have a Classic, then you don't need to pay Nintendo their ridiculous prices for the same games on the Switch.

The same will happen with the SNES Classic. It will be the "HEY! `Member Nintendo?" advertising campaign for the holiday season. They will produce limited numbers to raise the hype, it will make the news, and people will say "Oh, hey! They still have that kinda-new console, the Switch, too. Maybe I'll just get one of those, since I can't find a SNES Classic."

Same old Nintendo tricks. They're wearing thin.
 
2017-04-20 10:54:42 PM  
www.acapela-group.com
Just sayin'.
 
2017-04-20 11:56:27 PM  
Too late.  Just today put together a pi box for emulation (from the handy arstechnica link posted here a couple days back) because they canceled the NES classic.  Would've been willing to buy one if they hadn't f*cked it up so spectacularly.  Sorry Nintendo, not interested in buying another overpriced, gimmicky, shovelware-ridden modern console to play older games.  Nice try, though, I guess?
 
2017-04-21 12:28:45 AM  
Used to be a hardcore Nintendo fangirl. No longer. Screw them and their money-grubbing gimmicks.
 
2017-04-21 09:13:04 AM  
Yeah I don't think so. I wanted to get an NES mini as a gift last Christmas, couldn't find any and I wasn't paying scalpers $500 for one. Still can't find any and they are discontinuing it. That company can burn in hell if they think I'm ever giving them another cent.
 
2017-04-21 09:52:51 AM  
If I do end up buying this ... and that's a pretty big if ... it will be for the following two words:

www.museumofplay.org
 
2017-04-21 10:50:28 AM  

Chemlight Battery: [www.acapela-group.com image 210x259]
Just sayin'.


Why bother with all that Pi mess and expense? Most people have a computer, tablet, or cell phone that's perfectly capable of running RetroArch, at the very least. No need to buy new hardware, except maybe for a classic controller.

I just don't get why so many people are keen on having their emulator be a dedicated device. Makes no sense when you have more horsepower in your mobile phone than there will be in a Pi box.
 
2017-04-21 02:51:32 PM  

WilderKWight: Chemlight Battery: [www.acapela-group.com image 210x259]
Just sayin'.

Why bother with all that Pi mess and expense? Most people have a computer, tablet, or cell phone that's perfectly capable of running RetroArch, at the very least. No need to buy new hardware, except maybe for a classic controller.

I just don't get why so many people are keen on having their emulator be a dedicated device. Makes no sense when you have more horsepower in your mobile phone than there will be in a Pi box.


The Pi, which costs a whopping $35, isn't "dedicated" to anything. Only the $5 microSD card is. My Pi does a whole hell of a lot more than play games.
 
2017-04-21 07:58:00 PM  
*fires up her SNES and plays Chrono Trigger old school*
*also fires up CT on her DS*
 
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