My buddy in Japan just sent me a gift pack, and he surprised me with the Famicon version of the system. The controllers are very tiny, and can not be changed. I don't think this is a huge issue, as I was just about to start teaching my kids how to play games and these controllers are just the perfect size for them.
I know it's common for tech retailers to sell above MSRP when "next-gen" GPUs are released and demand is much higher than supply - and some would say it's the exact same principle here - but there's something about a well-known retailer asking for more than $200 over MSRP for a TOY that rubs me the wrong way.
PS: FREE SHIPPING! Woohoo!
Last Edit: May 17, 2017 22:52:16 GMT -5 by krimpov
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Due to incredible demand for the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, Nintendo plans to ship the retro-inspired product into 2018. Originally, shipments were announced to cease at the end of this calendar year.
In addition, more units of Super NES Classic Edition will ship on its Sept. 29 launch day in the U.S. than were shipped of NES Classic Edition all last year, with subsequent shipments arriving in stores regularly. Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves.
The Super NES Classic Edition system features 21 legendary Super NES games such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid. Launching on Sept. 29 at a suggested retail price of only $79.99, Super NES Classic Edition plugs directly into the TV using the provided HDMI cable, and comes with two wired controllers.
Next summer, Nintendo will also bring back the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system with new shipments. More information about the timing of the return of NES Classic Edition will be announced in the future.
NES Classic Edition features 30 classic NES games such as the original Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong.
Post by mazingetter on Sept 26, 2017 19:36:13 GMT -5
My cousin wanted to get one of these but decided against it since it had a very limited game library. He also briefly thought of getting one of Hyperkin's cheaper consoles but he lacked any game cartridges. Ultimately, he had me set up various emulators on one of his spare laptops (for his personal use) and the family PC (for the kids).
Post by supergetterv on Sept 29, 2017 15:21:15 GMT -5
Got lucky this morning. Was out playing Pokémon Go. I work close to a mall. As I was walking towards the pokestops inside the mall, I noticed a lady with a GameStop bag. Then I saw some dude also holding a GameStop bag but he was in a hurrry leaving the store. So I though I give it a try. The cashier greeted me saying Hello, and can I help you? I asked if they had any SNES classics. She pulled out one from the bottom of the desk and said last one. Then she asked if I was looking for one the entire morning? I said no, just noticed a couple people holding GameStop bags as I was walking the mall and though to give it a try.
I managed to get one today too. Everyone sold out within 30 min of opening except one place. They required you buy a snes classic with a gift card as a combo. It technically cost the same but I had t buy a gift card that I'll use to buy games for other consoles.
Post by mecha-mania on Sept 30, 2017 23:00:34 GMT -5
ahhh...super famicon sure bring back memories. back in the day, the graphic quality of the super famicon kicked its competitor, the sega 16 bit's butt left right center lol can never forget the hours of fun I had on this console!
I got one also, I was lucky enough to get a preorder (just ordered my one unit) that didn't get cancelled.
I went on launch day to pick it up at the store but have been so busy at work I have not opened it yet. Hopefully I will open it this weekend. I am excited because I didn't get the NES mini and Super Nintendo is one of the consoles I didn't have growing up.
Didn't get one. Didn't see one. Not camping out for one either. In the words of the wise Danny Glover : I'm too old for this sh*t.
If I happen to stumble upon one in store or online I'll pick it up; otherwise I'll just pass. Hopefully, Nintendo will be true to their words and it will be easy to find one once the launch and holidays craziness is over. It would really suck if they ended up doing the same thing after all, dropped the ball after the holidays and stopped production while demand is still high to make that second run of NES Classics for summer 2018.