Earlier this year Nintendo announced a big throwback. While most gamers were eagerly awaiting the grand reveal of the company’s upcoming console, the Nintendo NX, we instead have a new mini console to look forward to, the NES Classic Edition.
One of the most recognizable video game consoles to have ever release back in the mid-1980s is once again back but in a much more compact edition. The Nintendo NES Classic Edition resembles a far smaller version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System. While not being able to connect online or play cartridges, the console would come pre-loaded with some of the top classic titles to have released for the console. Likewise, it would be able to connect via HDMI displaying an HD picture of the video game.
Since its grand reveal, there has been plenty of buzz surrounding the console and speculation as to if we would see other similar Nintendo consoles receive the same miniature treatment. While some retro gamers may be interested in picking up the console to enjoy some quick gameplay of yesteryear, the hardcore retro gamers may find the Analogue Nt a better option to run with.
The Analogue Nt has been in the market for a while now as it delivered gamers an HDMI clone of the Nintendo Entertainment System. With the components and overall build quality, the system cost a pretty penny of over $500.
This console was quickly being picked up forcing the company to outsell their entire stock. Now Analogue is back with a slimmer designed Nt that is reportedly 20% smaller and can output 1080p along with RGB. Furthermore, the system can play both Nintendo Entertainment System games along with Famicom.
While the NES Classic Edition is considerably cheaper, for those gamers who want more video output options along with the ability to enjoy physical cartridge based games, the $449 price tag may be worth it.
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