Nintendo mini NES: New games update; console to get killed?

Nintendo mini NES:  New games update; console to get killed?

Following the smash hit mobile app Pokemon Go that has seemingly gripped players across the world, Nintendo again introduced new gaming experience, dubbed the Nintendo Mini NES.

The mini Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), which is set to arrive in November, is a standalone device that won’t connect to the internet and does not support physical media of any kind and comes preloaded with 30 classic games such as Mega Man 2, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros.1-3 and many more.

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The announcement has created a lot of excitement in the gaming world, but the excitement may be short-lived, as the mini console is going to be severely limited. In a recent interview, Nintendo confirms that it’s not planning on adding any new NES games after launch nor will it be able to connect to the internet or any other external storage devices.

No Internet connection and downloadable content, that’s exactly what the company saying about this new device. The Nintendo’s new Mini NES is intended only to be a standalone device and the 30 preloaded games were picked to represent popular and recognizable NES games that should appeal to a wide range of players. Unlike the original Nintendo console, the miniature device utilizes an HDMI port allowing players to plug into modern televisions.

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In addition, Nintendo also noted that since the device does not support any physical media, the device’s cartridge slot is non-functional as well. When asked by the media if Nintendo is planning to release any other mini-consoles or gaming devices, Nintendo spokesperson said they have “nothing to announce at this time.”

The mini NES will go on sale on November 11, 2016, at the suggested retail price of $59.99 USD.

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  • Torreth

    It was reported that there were only 10 games that people would recognize and the others were crappy unheard of titles.