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Old 12-17-2018, 04:52 AM   #1
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Thumbs down This Holiday Is The Final Chance To Buy NES Or SNES Classics

https://www.gameinformer.com/2018/12...-snes-classics

If you've been on a nostalgia kick for older games recently or want a miniconsole inside your TV stand for long-term gaming fun, your options are about to become quite a bit more limited. According to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, this holiday is your last real chance to grab either the NES or SNES Classics.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Fils-Aime talked a bit about the two products and what Nintendo's future plans are further consoles in the same ilk.

"We worked very hard, both for the NES Classic and the SNES Classic, to really have the best games that defined that generation," Fils-Aime told the outlet. "We’ve said that the current systems are the extent of our classic program. We’ve also been clear that, at least from an Americas perspective, these products are going to be available through the holiday season and once they sell out, they’re gone. And that’s it."

The wording is pretty unambiguous, Nintendo isn't going to be producing more of their NES and SNES Classic units, so the ones remaining on store shelves are all that's left. Outside of paying likely exorbitant prices for used versions from individual sellers, this is it.

From Fils-Aime's comments, it implies that Nintendo might be done with classic consoles as a whole, this is surprising as there's still materials left unmined in their back catalog. The Nintendo executive was pretty clear, though, that they plan to be putting all their old game focus on the Switch.

"The way that consumers will be able to continue participating with our classic content is going to be through Nintendo Switch Online, and we just released three new games from the NES generation onto that platform. We look at that as the main way that consumers will be able to experience that legacy content," Fils-Aime said.

The statement is direct, but also doesn't directly say there won't be a Nintendo 64 Classic. It also seems to imply that Nintendo is open to putting SNES games on the Switch as part of their Nintendo Switch Online program, which currently has NES games and added a few more this month.
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:22 AM   #2
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I went earlier today and bought a 3rd SNES and a second NES.
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:18 AM   #3
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Both have been easy to get for a while, so no one really has an excuse at this point if they miss out.
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Old 12-17-2018, 03:14 PM   #4
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I was able to snag an NES on launch day of re-release. I was able to snag an SNES about a week after launch. I’m good.

If anyone has the original release for the NES (2016 model), that’s a real collectors item, as they were nearly impossible to get. The box and circuit board are different from the re-release (2018 model).
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The only real different between the box for the older and newer NES Classic systems is that the newer release has an ESRB rating on the front of the box. The circuit board being different is a difference that can only be noticed if you bother opening up the unit which most people won't do.

While I'm sure in the eyes of a few crazy people one is more "collectible" than the other, the idea of such minor differences being of any real importance is asinine IMO (and I say this as someone who has the 2016 release).
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Old 12-20-2018, 02:34 PM   #6
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Glad I.ve got mine. Hope they don't fail someday.
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Glad I.ve got mine. Hope they don't fail someday.
I just received an nes classic for Christmas, but it has no protection plan.

It was so cheap that I worry about the durability factor.

...chances that it breaks within a year or two?
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I hacked my SNES Classic and can now play Atari, NES, SNES, Genesis, Gameboy, and GBA games, and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've got like 1,200 games on it at the moment and now I'm worried that if this breaks I'll have to either pay big bucks for a replace your, or have to go back to my RetroPie, which I don't want to due be of the input lag. I think I may pick up another SNES Classic, or maybe an NES Classic, just to have as a backup.

I'm bummed out that Nintendo is no longer going to produce mini classic systems as I was hoping to see a N64 Classic and a GameCube Classic sometime down the road. But maybe this move will prompt them to bring these classic games to the Switch sooner or later...
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I am sad as well, if I had known this was going to happen, I would've grabbed one of each during the holidays, just in case.
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I'll have to grab an extra of each when I see them next. Luckily, they're pretty readily available still.
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I have a spare of each. I'm silly like that.
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Call me silly, too. I have spares of each.
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