Why do people go crazy over the nes and snes classic editions?

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by Bryon15, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. Bryon15

    Bryon15 GBAtemp Maniac

    Aug 9, 2010
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    united states
    I mean it's $80 for 21 games. They're never going to add more games to it. You can't use physical snes carts. Why do people want this? You could get a refurbished Wii for less than $80, hack it, put snes9x gx on it, and have access to any snes game you want.
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  2. ThisIsJohn

    ThisIsJohn Member

    Jan 6, 2017
    United States
    Why do people like things I don't like?
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  3. NANASHI89

    NANASHI89 GBAtemp Maniac

    May 3, 2012
    United States
    You realize the NES Classic Edition was hacked, right? Add more NES games, change the Home Menu Theme... you could even add Nintendo 64 games to the mix!

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  4. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    Have you seen how much some of these game for new on eBay or Amazon? What if people want to find a legal way to play these ROMs?
  5. matthi321

    matthi321 GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 14, 2013
    problaly for nostalgia reasons, or they have to much money, or they dont know that you can play all the games for free with a emulator, and therefor think its a good price
  6. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 6, 2002
    Proud to be Portuguese but I am in USA.
    What ? NES Classic was hacked and added more games to it. SNES is going to be hack as well. What's wrong ? We are not all same people.

    You aren't in their shoes so thats the problem. Be happy for them rather than wondering why do people go crazy over things. :)
  7. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein More coffee, please!

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    Because they are cute. /s
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  8. NANASHI89

    NANASHI89 GBAtemp Maniac

    May 3, 2012
    United States
    Yeah, bigger is not always better. Some of us like palm-sized consoles...

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  9. Hanafuda

    Hanafuda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    Best answer really. I'm really only interested in the SNES box because the included controllers can be used for Wii VC & emus, and because it would be something small to throw in the suitcase for free entertainment in the hotel room when on trips. I already own 3 real Super Famicom consoles and an SD2SNES, so I certainly don't need an SNES emu box. But it is kinda cute. (I want a SuFami version.)
  10. tatumanu

    tatumanu GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 1, 2004
    Star fox 2 ...

    Fancy first party retro controllers...

    Easy cheap set up box...

    Didn´t see the value of the Nes Mini just because of poor emulation and lag, but im excited for the SNES Mini
  11. depaul

    depaul GBAtemp Fan

    May 21, 2014
    Don't generalize. Not all people know about roms/hacking/emulators. In fact, I know some people (mainly parents and old dudes...) who don't pirate at all, they have no problems paying 60$ for a cute console, and throw it one or two months later... In marketing we call this market segmentation...

    When you get older you don't really care about how many games you've got, you'll only touch your console once every week or so, and just have some fun for 15~30 min then turn it off and forget it. You'll rarely ever finish any game (unless your kid does! :) ).
    Last edited by depaul, Jun 27, 2017
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  12. Graham182

    Graham182 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 17, 2015
    Droichead Na Bandon, Cork, Ireland
    They did release SNES controllers for the wiimote years ago, but this whole package is less than trying to buy 2 of those controllers now!
    Also if you like the SF version try getting the eu snes, has the US 60hz games.
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  13. Saiyan Lusitano

    Saiyan Lusitano GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 29, 2015
    The NES and SNES Classic consoles are what SEGA should've done as well.

    Why am I excited for the SNES Classic?
    - Star Fox 2
    - Bundled with 2 controllers
    - It's the PAL/JP SNES design
    - Nostalgia

    P.S. Just you wait till AssGames decide to release another "new" model of Sega Mega Drive Mini. :P
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  14. migles

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    it's not about playing them legally or illegally, its about having the real deal... and being collectible..
    i perfectly understand the fact the old games, specially rare and closed in box go for thousans of bucks.. they are the real deal, they are worth that much, they are part of history...
    and i even like it that way..

    i think this nes and snes crazy is thinking\creating another "collectible worth" item... people for some reason people think theese plastic mini things will be worth hundreds of bucks
    i also fail to understand why people don't understand that the mini systems costed like 2 bucks to manufacter and nintendo is just ripping them off, it's just a polished emulator.. and you can play theese games about anywhere in any device... there is no difference on playing them in an android box on tv, or getting this thing..
    i do believe this is just a "collectible wannabbe" drived by the hype... the fact that nintendo makes it "very limited" adds up the craze and so does is scalping...
  15. jefffisher

    jefffisher GBAtemp Maniac

    Dec 17, 2006
    United States
    • brand new official nintendo branded controllers
    • nearly every must have snes game
    • some of those games cost more than the console itself to own
    • it feels official, no piracy emulators or wrong feeling controllers
  16. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
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    Even though Nintendo is still using an emulator, which under US copyright law has been deemed legal as emulators don't use copyrighted code *shrug*.
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  17. TheCyberQuake

    TheCyberQuake Certified Geek

    Dec 2, 2014
    United States
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    I got excited for the snes classic for a few moments before realizing I already have a raspberry pie with retropie and every snes game (every actual game, not including bootlegs). I also have several 8bitdo nes/fc30 pro controllers I use for switch, the retropie and my pc. Then I quickly realized that the snes classic makes no sense. The only thing it really has that I won't is a retail Starfox 2 that isn't beta. But chances are someone will dump it from the classic at some point.
  18. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    Everybody like small things. :creep:
    Nes mini, snes mini, ipod nano, ps3 slim, psp slim, ps4 slim, psvita slim, GBA micro, that is why. :P
  19. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    Lot of included games were never released in Europe other than VC. It's the first time nintendo officially sells these games here, even if it's still emulation.
  20. Localhorst86

    Localhorst86 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 17, 2014
    My Nintendo works for Dad
    That's what I keep telling myself, yet everytime I get naked with a girl they start laughing.

    Either way, on a more serious note: The devices look neat. They look like the old consoles, just a bit smaller. They are good quality and are a collectible. My NES mini actually only sits on my shelf to look nice, it's not even hooked up.

    It allows everyone to play the nostalic games. Most people in here wont care about this because we all know our (usually illegal) ways to enjoy them, but not everyone is as tech-savvy or wants to visit shady sites.
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