1. subcon959

    OP subcon959 teh retro
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    Nothing changed, and I really doubt they will bother doing any translations. It seems they couldn't even be bothered doing properly curated game lists for each region. I'm sure it will get hacked eventually though.
     
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    I'll wait till it gets sold outside of Amazon only. (even if it means never :D )
     
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    https://www.konami.com/games/corporate/ja/news/topics/20190808/

    Its been confirmed that M2 are handling the emulation and one of the filter modes gives you a handheld experience via border and 4 others.

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    Really impressed with the PSC though as it does what it does so well with loads of platforms so am wondering whether or not to get one of these now.
     
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    You can see the CRT filter in effect in the latest promo video at 12:50



    Looks like crap. Also considering how hard its been to mod titles into the MD Mini I think this will be the same.

    Anyone else cancelled their preorder?
     
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    Rumor: PC Engine Mini Pre-Orders Are Faring Very Poorly

    An unnamed Konami executive has spoken to Business Journal about the sales of PC Engine Mini in Japan.

    According to this unnamed Konami executive, pre-orders for the PC Engine Mini are currently faring very badly on Amazon Japan. Amazon Japan is the only retailer that’s carrying stock for this, as part of an exclusive deal between Konami and Amazon Japan. The reason behind this is to prevent price cuts by brick-and-mortar retailers.

    The lack of price cuts and Amazon’s exclusivity for the PC Engine Mini could have also contributed to the lukewarm sales.

    The Konami executive added that due to the poor sales, they will “definitely” distribute to brick-and-mortar retailers in Japan in the near future.


    https://nintendosoup.com/rumor-pc-engine-mini-pre-orders-are-faring-very-poorly/
     
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    Not gonna lie... for a moment I thought it was going to be like:

    Featuring all time classics:
    • Adventure Island
    • Bonks Adventure
    • Bonks Revenge
    • Bonks Big Adventure
    • Air Zonk
    • Bomberman
    • Bomberman 93
    • Bomberman 93 Special
    • Bomberman 94
    • Wonderboy
    • Wonderboy III

     
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    The one thing that makes me wonder about this is that due to the presales being crap they'll probably only produce a handful of extra units beyond that as its obvious they locked down distribution to Amazon only to cut out 3rd party markdowns whilst making maximum profit with as little exposure as possible ala PSC.

    The fact that the PSC does PCE so well does make this pointless in that respect as you could easily buy a controller and hook that upto the PSC for a more authentic vibe with arguably better emulation as that M2 CRT filter is crap but the console itself looks so dope and is overloaded with retro memories...
     
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    Third one and 2nd one looks better than ugly American version. However, no games interested me at all.
     
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    My interest level in this peaked and then disappeared fairly quickly after pre-orders were open. They made a huge mistake making it exclusive to Amazon. The funny thing is, if they end up pulling the plug instead of opening up distribution then it could become quite a collector's item. I'm not risking it though, I'll only bite if it ever comes down to the £50 mark.
     
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    Predictably the PCE Mini has flopped in terms of preorders:

    Rumor: PC Engine Mini Pre-Orders Are Faring Very Poorly


    An unnamed Konami executive has spoken to Business Journal about the sales of PC Engine Mini in Japan.

    According to this unnamed Konami executive, pre-orders for the PC Engine Mini are currently faring very badly on Amazon Japan. Amazon Japan is the only retailer that’s carrying stock for this, as part of an exclusive deal between Konami and Amazon Japan. The reason behind this is to prevent price cuts by brick-and-mortar retailers.

    The lack of price cuts and Amazon’s exclusivity for the PC Engine Mini could have also contributed to the lukewarm sales.

    The Konami executive added that due to the poor sales, they will “definitely” distribute to brick-and-mortar retailers in Japan in the near future.


    Expect retail and price cuts in Japan at least. Interesting thing is they must've already done a manufacturing run so we may yet see it around £50 which is where it should be, especially as it'll have that same crappy CRT filter as the MD Mini.
     
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    It is going to be failed miserably. Indeed!
     
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    It seem their crappy distribution model, whilst authentic to the original, really did them in as they were trying to be as Konami as possible by spending as little as possible to make the most so got the hype up, released those preorders and thought "We'll make this many and that way we have none sitting around".

    Except it was overpriced and lots of people didn't want to jump through the hoops. I had a white and black one preordered and canceled them a while back as I imagine others did too so their actual, valid preorders will only be from the hardest of hardcore nerds.

    Given M2s track record with the MD Mini I'm not expecting emulation quality anywhere near the PSC/Retroarch which does really well with shaders and good scanlines but it would've been nice to have the proper controllers/official hardware.

    I get the feeling they'll go for a proper bricks and mortar relauch for the festive season this year instead which means you'll get one on amazon for £50 next year...
     
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    This is what happens when you open pre-orders stupidly early, people change their minds..

    Why is everyone other than Nintendo so crap at this? I bet this is going to be a better product than the NES mini, yet they are trying so hard to make it fail. Amazon exclusive? Seriously?
     
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    Japanese preorders have started shipping but UK ones are pushed to 2021. At least we'll get some in the wild news now and be able to check its potential as well as though mehtastic scanlines that M2 like to use.

    Predicting it'll be the same as the MD Mini with no access to internal emu therefore just another RA forwarder box.
     
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    I'm a hypocrite but PC Engine is my weakness, and with the way things are at the moment I figured what the hell and grabbed one from Amazon JP. The only problem is that it's such a cute little thing I now want all 3 models :/
     
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    I'm actually enjoying the PC-ENgine, especially since it has Manjimaru and Dungeon Explorer
     
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    Do you need to know Japanese to play TM2?
     
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    How bad is the input lag/sound delay and are those terrible dark scanlines from the MD Mini still present? For a laugh try it side by side with your PSC as with the right shader/scanline overlay it looks and plays absolutely stunning but I do agree the console itself has a huge retro cachet.
     
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    It's decent enough apart from the scanlines which are utter crap. M2 is not what it used to be and can't really compete with RetroArch. Also it's definitely overpriced as it's basically a Megadrive mini in a different shell. I wouldn't recommend it over a PSC to anyone who isn't a die hard fan. It's definitely more of a niche product than all the other minis as a lot of the games haven't aged well if you don't have nostalgia for them. Having said all that, I love it.
     
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