PC Engine Mini Announced

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by subcon959, Jun 13, 2019.

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    Well, I think I'm gonna struggle to justify this unless it's on UK Amazon with free postage. They priced it too high in the first place, so with duty and shipping it's just too much for what it is. I really hope they stick with selling all 3 in each region.
     
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    Nothing listed on the EU/UK pages or in the Prime launches categories so it looks like its staying true to its Jap import roots...
     
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    More JPN roms should be translated to English, PC Engine was way underrated for it's time
     
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    Odd how the UK version only lists 40 games though?
     
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    Tell you what, that price of £99.99 seems even higher now that Playstation Classic is £15.99 in Prime sales!
     
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    Yep yep, I've actually just ordered on of those PS Classics as its worth it at that price and I'm going to use it purely for Retro Arch as it seems like a nice all in one solution.

    Depending on how the PCE is emulated I may not even get that Mini (or the MD one) and just stick to the PSC emulating everything as the controllers are pretty decent and the modding scene is quite solid now.
     
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    Yeah, I already had one but couldn't resist another at that price. It's worth it just for the 2 controllers.

    It's funny, the PC Engine was top of my wish list for mini consoles but I don't think I'll end up with one thanks to how Konami has decided to handle distribution. Maybe they will make some changes over the next 9 months but I'll probably wait for price cuts way after release.
     
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    Yeah, I agree that they've handled it a bit shitty in quite a few respects and I'm still wondering who is behind the emulation as there are only rumours it actually M2 which was what had me hyped. That and the hacking potential.
     
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    Something interesting I noticed on the JP ordering page. Where it says "Platform" you can choose between "Normal edition" and "With Prime Day commemorative bonus". If you choose the normal edition you can only order the CoreGrafx or TurboGrafx-16, but if you choose the Prime Day version you can order all 3.

    I'm not really sure what to take from that, and I doubt there is any actual "bonus" for ordering the Prime Day one. One possibility though is that they are only allowing us to order the white one on Prime Day and after that only the CG and TG16 will be available outside Japan. This could be the "Special Edition" thing they mentioned in the tweet about making all 3 available in each region in limited form.

    In any case, I've decided to stick a pre-order in for the white one (there's only a couple hours left as of now) just in case it turns out as some sort of rare limited release opportunity. I'm fully expecting to cancel the pre-order at some point in the next 9 months but maybe something cool will be announced (like M2 doing the emulation).
     
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    double post
     
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    You know it makes sense!

    That said I'm actually starting to dig the EU model with its design and colours plus the included Turbo Pad just sweetens the deal. The fact that the white PCEs Turbo Pads are made by Hori and not official is meh because its got to feel right and with 3rd party you never know.

    From what I could decipher it seemed that you needed have the Prime signup in effect in order to be able to order the white PCE outside of Japan. You can be pretty certain that this isn't going to be a huge seller and will probably do just a bit better than the Neo Geo Mini as it is such a super niche console in the first place.

    Busy sorting out all the bits and bobs for the PSC mod I mentioned in the other thread, if that ends up delivering a great experience then it might be all the Minis I want.

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    You gotta admit that it does start growing you as an alternative outfit as the updated design and colour scheme is quite decent even though the original is so iconic.
     
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    Oh yeah, I've got a CoreGrafx already and love the design. I just wanted the OG experience for the mini though.

    BTW @replicashooter you might get a kick out of this video..

     
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    Looks like most of them have sold out on Amazon JP now.
     
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    I guess that's it for PC Engine hype till March lol.

    Can't believe how poorly planned this all was, no one is gonna give a crap by the actual launch.
     
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    Some extra games announced..
    • Splatterhouse.
    • Dragon Spirit.
    • Galaga '88.
    • Seirei Senshi Spriggan.
    • Spriggan mark2.
    • The Genji and the Heike Clans.
    • The Legend of Valkyrie.
    Spriggan is a great addition. As much as I loved playing the Splatterhouse arcade machine back in the day, I don't really get the demand for it on the mini.

    The only game I think is a glaring omission now is Magical Chase.

    Also, there seems to be a disparity between regions at the moment as Japan has 58 games compared to 57 for EU/US.

    Konami said it's the final list but it would be nice if they surprised us with another game before release.
     
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    BTW there was also this nice confirmation.. M2 :yay:

     
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    I have question about international version if something changed - are it still will have untranslated games?
     
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