Nintendo of America discontinues the NES Classic

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  1. RustInPeace

    RustInPeace Samurai Cop

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    Fucking shit, and Amazon's restock of it lists it at around $90, last I read. Ugh, I really don't know who to be mad at, the people who bought more than one for the sole reason of scalping, or Nintendo for not producing enough to meet the high demand. Did they seriously underestimate how hot the product would be? Seems they're not underestimating the Switch, hell they may risk overestimating it.

    Sigh.
     
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  2. tbb043

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    Enjoy your moonrunes and hardwired controllers that are so short you're best off using it as a crotch warmer.
     
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  3. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    I'm lost at what you aren't getting. I legitimately mean: NA would get a legitimate FC mini while JP would get a legitimate NES mini. As it is now, look at the picture of the NA mini--it's Gray. The FC mini is Red/Gold. Take those and swap them. The legitimate release NA got was Gray; I want a legitimate (official) Nintendo release of the color variation so I could have a legitimate Red/Gold 'NES' mini instead of the original Grey. Which they don't sell at G$ or anywhere, because it hasn't been made, which would make it legitimate (real in my eyes) 2day.
     
  4. Sonic Angel Knight

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    No, don't get me wrong, i'm not dumb enough to buy those things, i have my android tv shield tv and is godlike :P
     
  5. codezer0

    codezer0 Gaming keeps me sane

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    This would have been fantastic for a complete ROM set and the various ROM hacks.
     
  6. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Even those have better emulators.
     
  7. TVL

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    If only there was some other way to emulate the NES.
     
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  8. Lilith Valentine

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    I've actually never understood this one either.
    I can understand where they where creating a huge demand before Christmas, but I was shocked to find out that half way through December they were still ship only like 1 to 2 systems to stores every week.
    I was even more shocked that they didn't ship a shit ton right before Christmas. In fact a week before Christmas Nintendo didn't ship any to my store.
     
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  9. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    I know, right? It's not like people can use an Android device or their consoles or anything :P
     
  10. zoogie

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    You can walk into about a dozen stores in my area and not see a single Nintendo system of any type. What is going on with this company's distribution?
     
  11. GerbilSoft

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    Sounds like you're mad because you couldn't get one.
     
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  12. codezer0

    codezer0 Gaming keeps me sane

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    WiiU is infamously blurry in picture quality on NES virtual console. Nobody has been able to figure out why. One of my coworkers brought a NES classic in to play and it was just about flawless. Lack of screen flicker when expected aside ( mega Man 2 ), it was pretty much what the doctor ordered. Short of a framemeisters.

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    Unless it's official means, emulation doesn't count for speedrunning.
     
  13. the_randomizer

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    I'm not talking about the visual quality of the NES classic, it looks pretty close to the real thing, I'm talking about emulation accuracy, many people have reported that the sound is still way off in many of the games *shrug*. Nestopia beats just about any NES emulator in existence. I was talking about Nestopia on the Wii U *sigh*
     
  14. codezer0

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    Electronics company with a toy makers mindset.

    Now how many stupid board members at Nintendo do we have to slap/beat/kill before they learn their lesson?
     
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  15. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Well the nes classic fixes this issue with even most emulators. :wtf:

     
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  16. RemixDeluxe

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    It sounds like a personal problem (no offense.)

    The Famicom Classics over in Japan are both legitimate and official. If you dont want to import them because "reasons" I dont know what to say. I wouldnt hold my breath on the US region getting them.
     
  17. xdarkmario

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    "NES Classic" Did you mean Gameboy advance micro?
     
  18. mechagouki

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    Set for what, exactly?

    it's a Japanese cultural thing I think. It doesn't really make sense, but I know of other examples. One (non-VG related) that springs to mind is the Shimano DX BMX pedal from the 1980s, this simple cast aluminum pedal sold for about $30 when it was readily available, there's a boxed, unused pair on eBay right now for just under $1000, so it would seem, with that sort of demand, that it would make sense for Shimano to produce them again, sell them at $100 or so and watch the $$$ roll in. But they won't do it, it's a project they are done with and not interested in reproducing.

    Nintendo did once break this trend when they reproduced the Game & Watch handheld for a Club Nintendo reward, but that's the only example i can think of.
     
  19. RemixDeluxe

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    Wouldn't the internals for the Game & Watch be completely different than the original ones? I have the one from Club Nintendo and I think somewhere on the back of them they are branded with Club Nintendo to give some differentiation.

    Also releasing the NES Classic is a contradiction to that rule since the NES was already a product at some point (unless its because its an emulation box that it doesnt count.)
     
  20. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    'I shit my pants' is a personal problem (and a 'shitty' quote), but Nintendo releasing a FC-colored NES is just something I wish they had done as it would have legitimately made more sense. If they won't produce more units to meet the current demand, I never assumed they'd legitimately make FC:USA edition.

    Recap: NES is legitimate. FC is legitimate. They both have mini versions. Would be better with a design change, as in COLOR SWAP. I don't need an import of a JP console.
     
  21. Nemix77

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    Scalpers rejoice, just started seeing stock again locally...oh wells there's always VC.