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You Can Now Mod the SNES Classic to Add Games and Visual Effects

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last year, Nintendo’s NES Classic proved to be a decent little modding system, provided you could find one at retail. While the Allwinner R16 SoC isn’t particularly powerful by modern standards, a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU is far more horsepower than you need to run NES games. The Super NES Classic that Nintendo released last month uses exactly the same SoC, with the same controller outputs and the same ports. You can even plug an…

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SNES Classic Review Roundup: A Great Value, Provided You Can Find One

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nintendo’s Super NES Classic Edition has been contentious since the product was announced. While the concept of a small retro game console with excellent emulation was enthusiastically received by gamers, last year’s execution was decidedly lacking. Nintendo’s decision to kill production of the NES Classic left thousands of gamers with no opportunity to buy the device. The Super NES Classic Edition has launched, with multiple reviews online–we’ve rounded up several of them to compare. For…

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Nintendo Says SNES Classic Production Will Be ‘Dramatically Increased’

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The launch of Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition last year was marred by the company’s near-total disconnection from reality, as supply issues drove resale prices of the mini-console to several hundred dollars. It’s no surprise, then, that Nintendo fans were skeptical they’d be able to get the SNES Classic Edition this year. Indeed, pre-orders sold out almost instantly last month, but Nintendo says it’s planning to ramp up production this time rather than ignore the problem. The…

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Nintendo: SNES Classic Pre-Orders Begin Later This Month

There are hordes of eager fans willing to line up for a chance to purchase an SNES Classic (online or in real life), and Nintendo stoked the flame today with an announcement that pre-orders for its newest retro console will go live later this month. “We appreciate the incredible anticipation that exists for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, and can confirm that it will be made available for pre-order by various retailers late this month,” Nintendo wrote on its Facebook page. “A significant amount of…

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The SNES Classic Launch Is On Track to Be Another Disaster

In business, it’s usually ideal to sell as many things as possible to consumers, but Nintendo has a different approach. The NES Classic Edition released last year was a hot must-have gift for the holiday season, but Nintendo just didn’t make very many of them. Then, Nintendo discontinued the device while people were still clamoring to get their hands on it. It’s all very bizarre, and it’s possible we’re headed for a very similar outcome with the upcoming SNES Classic. Like the NES Classic, the SNES Classic will come with…

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Early eBay Listings for the SNES Classic Already Selling for Insane Markups

When Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition last year, fans salivated at the thought of top-notch emulation for 30 classic titles, with the potential to add more games once modders took the machine apart to see what it could really do. Then, when Nintendo said it was going to ship more systems in the wake of overwhelming demand that the company, whose product sales projection department is apparently staffed by 19th-century employees who still think the real money is in playing cards, it only did enough to keep the eBay markup…

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Think Twice Before Getting Excited for Nintendo’s Upcoming SNES

In July 2016, we first covered the Mini Classic NES, later officially called the NES Classic Edition. It was a tiny Nintendo with original controllers, 30 preloaded games, and an original controller. As information leaked out, it became clear this thing was really going to be something special, with excellent game reproduction and multiple graphics modes, plus some saved game options that didn’t exist when the NES first launched. My significant other is a fan of classic Nintendo and I never got to play most of the games from the NES…

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