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Old 01-18-17, 12:53 AM
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Re: NES Classic Edition (30 games; 60 bucks; 11/11/2016)

This is from Reggie Fils-Aime, four days ago:

What happened with NES Classic is that was a situation where the global demand was well in excess of anything we had anticipated, and that’s what created shortages. The good news, at least for consumers in the Americas, is we’re going to continue to make the NES Classic available. With the ongoing level of supply, the ongoing demand is going to be met. We know the concern.
That doesn't sound like something that's been discontinued to me.
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Re: NES Classic Edition (30 games; 60 bucks; 11/11/2016)

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This is from Reggie Fils-Aime, four days ago:



That doesn't sound like something that's been discontinued to me.
When there is money to be made, why would you discontinue it?

Even though it has been super annoying, i will still buy this thing when it becomes readily available. I have the original stowed away with a bunch of games stowed away. But for $60 I will buy this if and when it is ready to go.
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Old 01-18-17, 09:45 AM
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Re: NES Classic Edition (30 games; 60 bucks; 11/11/2016)

Originally Posted by atxbomber View Post
This is from Reggie Fils-Aime, four days ago:



That doesn't sound like something that's been discontinued to me.
If that's true then Nintendo needs to fire every procurement and operations analyst they have. That is a supply-chain deployment failure on so many levels.
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Old 01-18-17, 10:10 AM
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Re: NES Classic Edition (30 games; 60 bucks; 11/11/2016)

"at least for consumers in the Americas"

Some of the "discontinued" talk was coming out of stores in Ireland, so maybe there's some truth to it.

I'm more interested in the Japanese version...



Does this play fine in US TVs?
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Should play fine but the games will obviously be in Japanese...
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It's a spaceship!
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You realize those controllers are miniaturized to go along with the console (and hardwired), right? Look at the scale with the hand in the photo. They went all-out with the cuteness but it's an even bigger usability fail than our version.
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You realize those controllers are miniaturized to go along with the console (and hardwired), right? Look at the scale with the hand in the photo. They went all-out with the cuteness but it's an even bigger usability fail than our version.
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I'm sure those controllers would fit just fine in our next president's hands.
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Aren't you just a bundle of joy.
Nintendo has a wonderful effect on me.
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Re: NES Classic Edition (30 games; 60 bucks; 11/11/2016)

NPD reports December sales of around 223,440 NES Classic Minis in the U.S. I don't know where those units were sold since they sure didn't seem to be online, but that puts lifetime sales in the U.S. at around 420K. Between here and Japan, that's right at a million units overall. Numbers in the rest of the world haven't been published, although we should get those from Nintendo in April unless they feel like crowing about them sooner.
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Yeah that's interesting, I basically didn't see any reports from US retailers about new stock. At least online.
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Old 01-21-17, 09:40 AM
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Picked up one this morning at target! They got six in stock w/ only five people in line.
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Nabbed the last of 6 available at Target this morning. Sweetness
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Wonderfully in-depth and interesting tech analysis just went up at Digital Foundry:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/di...ini-nes-review

On top of the general disaster this release has been, it's incredibly disappointing to read about the issues with sound output. I think the first thing people expected to differentiate a Nintendo plug-and-play console was emulation quality.
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You would think tech this old would be a breeze to mass produce. Guess not.
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It feels like Nintendo didn't really have a good idea of their target audience. Or, if they did, the cost required to make it work with all the games and improved sound and video would have put it out of reach of the mass market.

I mean the hardcore audience is doing this by themselves with a Raspberry Pi, right? So maybe it didn't need to be powerful, but they still could have had a better idea of how many people would want this, so that means they still don't understand what their audience wants.

But they're still a successful company, so they seem to know what part of their audience wants, at least.

I can't help but wonder that if they'd take a little time to really dig into their audience, they could basically take over the world?


Honestly, I'd rather buy these games on the Virtual Console. If we could get confirmation that those games will transfer over to the Switch, that'd be great news.
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Old 02-06-17, 04:12 PM
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I think the modern system-on-a-chip inside this thing is powerful enough to get the emulation right. They just either didn't care as much as we would assume, or the European department that supposedly did the R&D aren't quite good enough to get it done.

You would think tech this old would be a breeze to mass produce. Guess not.
Again, it's actually a fully modern, in-production chipset inside. This boils down to either mass incompetence or incredibly obnoxious marketing tactics. Take your pick - everybody's got a theory but only the insiders really know. I just know that I hate this goddamn company.
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Old 02-06-17, 04:31 PM
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I still say that if this thing was readily available, nobody would want it (kind of like amiibos).
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If it were readily available and I saw one sitting at an end-cap, or something, I'd probably pick one up - either for me or as a gift for someone. But no fucking way will I ever line up for one, or even just go actively looking for one. Same with many other people - that's why Nintendo really dropped the ball on it.
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I still say that if this thing was readily available, nobody would want it (kind of like amiibos).
Maybe now. But if they had properly stocked the channel during the holiday rush, people would have been grabbing them off the pile all day long.
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Again, it's actually a fully modern, in-production chipset inside. This boils down to either mass incompetence or incredibly obnoxious marketing tactics.
It's Nintendo, so this is a an easy one.
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It's an either-or. Which are you going with?
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Got one of these at my local target today and I love it. Several games I can just pick up and play even if I only have a few minutes to play it. Definitely worth the $60. Hope they do this later with their other old systems
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It's an either-or. Which are you going with?
Seriously? I have never seen any incompetence with anything N does , but they have a long standing history of high demand, extremely low supply.
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