HD NES on pre-order for $500

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  1. WiiCube_2013
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    The price is insane regardless that it'll play NES/Famicom games in HD because a PC could do it too and for those that know a NES Toploader can play Famicom games too as well as those Cartridge region converters.​
    Xbox One isn't worth $500 much less this thing.​
    What I'd be interested seeing one of these companies do is PSP's UMD disc drive by itself for TVs but I guess there's more demand for an HD NES that costs $500.​
     
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  3. Schizoanalysis

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    A PS3 with CFW is able to output HD NES, yes?
     
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    Hmmm, if they get the audio right then this would be a big seller I would think. If the audio is off like all other NES clones then forget it!
     
  6. Clarky

    Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

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    Was keeping an eye on this before but for 500 bucks, fuck that
     
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    Kind of neat I guess... not $500 neat though. For that price I would have expected it to play SNES as well at the very least.

    If I had all of my Nintendo collection again, I would still prefer to play them on an older TV with the original NES systems.
     
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    When you go out of your way to mention it in topics that are in no way related, yeah, it's pretty obvious (and a little obsessive). It doesn't matter what the console is - Xbox One, Wii U, PS4, Dreamcast, whatever.

    I agree with you on the price and overall, I'm definitely no fan of the Xbox One, but there's a time and a place and it isn't "every other post."

    ON TOPIC...

    Ha nope.
     
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    So, this $500 console outputs a raw RGB signal, which the NES can do with a mod that probably costs you way less money. All you would then need is the HDMI upscaler, which in this is a separate addon anyway.
    I don't see the point in this. The console looks ugly too.
    I'm not even going to comment on the price tag, because there are no words to describe it.
     
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    I think they added an extra 0 by accident, because for $50 i'd actually consider that thing.
     
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    So basically it's a PC with an NES cartridge slot running an emulator. Great.
     
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    Jeez...I know it's a niche product so prices will be high...but 500 bucks seems a lot even for the collectors. And what the hell is the "HD" part supposed to be? HD-ified 8-bit pixels? :unsure:
     
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    You're better off modding a NES, $500 is an extortionist price for a NES hardware clone.
     
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    It's $500, cannot do HDMI without a $49 external upscaler, does not include HD cables of any kind, does not include controllers, uses a proprietary port for AV, all AV cables cost exorbitant amounts... yeah, I'm with everyone else saying it's either extortion or a ripoff. I just can't stop smiling in derision over this... thing! Frightening how, for the money, you could build an entry-level PC that could emulate everything up to and including the Wii, with infinitely more expandability, and infinitely less proprietary junk.
     
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    According to the video there is no emulation @2:48 not that I'm trying to defend it, cause I think its way over priced.
     
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    bad video, they keep talking about what the NES used to be. I want to know what's new dammit.
    skipped ahead and they're only talking about pricing.
     
  26. BORTZ

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    If I had $500 bucks to either spend on this, I would probably just burn the money and enjoy the heat.
     
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    Clone consoles can do NES, SNES and Genesis all in one for only $40. I do wish they could have shown it in action though rather than just talk about it.
     
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    I think I'll just stick with my $0 NES emulators, thanks.
     
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    This sounds all great and all, but what I miss is an comparison of the original
    NES to an Emulator to the Analog NT to see if its justify an 500$ investment.
    (Probably not, just curious how big the difference is)
     
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    Lol, this is the biggest piece of crap I've heard, you can mod an NES with HDMI for less than $100, if that; this is extortionist BS, anyone dumb enough to spend $500 on a hipster NES console deserves to be ripped off. I can already do this on an emulator. $500 for a twenty-eight year old console, sure why not!
     
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    I already bought a 2006 launch wii when it came out, and it's basically my all-in-one emulation station. Emulates just about anything that came on a cartridge, sans DS/3DS and Virtualboy.