Famicom SP or Famicom Micro?

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Mar 5, 2012
  1. Click This
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    Which one would you recommend I get?


    Famicom GBA SP
    -Frontlit
    -Rather rare
    -Looks awesome

    Famicom Micro
    -Backlit
    -Rare-ish
    -Looks awesome
    -It's a micro
    -Expensive
     


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    I love the Famicom SP, you can always transplant the guts from a 101 into it also.
    I have one but its sorta worn out looking....need a mint one for the collection. :yaysp:
     
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    You can get a new Famicom Micro for around 100 on eBay.
     
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    Those are usually the US units. I'd prefer a Japanese one, and I haven't seen one of those at a decent price yet.
     
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    I'd say go for what you can get, which would most likely be the Micro. You'll have a tough time finding a Famicom SP.
     
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    QFT :)

    They're both lovely machines each with their pros and cons. You can't really lose can you? :)
     
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    You could get a Famicom SP, then get a regular backlit AGS-101 SP, then replace the insides of the Famicom SP with the AGS-101, which will result in a backlit Famicom SP.
     
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    That's what I'd like to do, but all the AGS-101 systems seem to sell for more than the Famicom SP. D:
     
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    What? Hm... I'm off to get a Famicom SP then...
     
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    Get both like how I did :P Well not that I went for a Famicom though...
     
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    Snagged a broken Famicom SP for $30.
    I'll swap the shell out with one of my scratched up silver SP's.
    Going to keep looking for a decently priced Famicom micro, though.
    :D
     
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    Pictures when you do! :)
     
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    Off ebay? I was looking at that one, but it looked a little beat up.
     
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    Got a link? I'm feeling nosey. :)
     
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    Naw. It ended and I wasn't watching it.
     
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    Aren't there two Famicom SPs? One with gold details (as on a real Famicom) and one more common model, with grey or white details (not sure which).

    I do not mean the NES model.
     
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    Indeed there are!

    Here's the common one:
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    This is the much less common one:
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    EDIT: Heh. 'Common' is a subjective term. Both are uncommon, the second one much more so.
     
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    I think I can buff out the scratches.

    There's a nearly new one up now starting at $100, and the rarer gold version is selling for $400 :O
     

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