People Say Nintendo Are Running Out Of Ideas..

How can that be true if they are releasing a mini nes though?



My favorite part is that it only uses Wii ports for controllers, and the official controller for it uses the same port as well. Not any of that stupid usb stuff. 


I feel bad for Raspberry Pi though, I think their sales will plummet now. I mean this thing looks just like an NES! Just smaller. Now we just got to wait till November 11th. 




Don’t update it! Hopefully someone will hack this thing wide open. I heard they may have been dumping roms already for it 4 months in advanced. We’ll see.


also buy spare 72 pin connectors in advance i’m sure the price for those skyrocket.


i’m sure @cfwprophet you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this, I know this is the type of thing you said nintendo need’s to start doing in order to be considered serious again.




Kotaku has spoken with Nintendo and confirmed some details about the little device. here is a quote from their website:




Will the mini-NES be able to connect to the internet?

No. The console is a standalone device, so it cannot connect to the internet or any external storage devices. The game lineup was chosen to provide a diverse mix of popular and recognizable NES games that appeal to a wide variety of players. Everyone should be able to find multiple games to enjoy.


On the same note: does Nintendo plan to sell other NES games for the mini-NES beyond the 30 it comes preloaded with?

No. The console is a standalone device, so it cannot connect to the internet or any external storage devices. The 30 games included with the system were chosen to provide a wide variety of top-quality, long-lasting game-play experiences.


Are there plans for other mini-consoles, like a mini-SNES or mini-N64?

We have nothing to announce at this time.


Just because people have been asking: safe to say it can’t play old cartridges, right? (Based on the image it looks like an NES cartridge would have around the same width as the entire console.) Does it open up at all?

The console does not use physical media and therefore the Chamber Lid does not open.




The games the device will have are as follows:

  • Balloon Fight™
  • Castlevania™
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
  • Donkey Kong™
  • Donkey Kong Jr. ™
  • Dr. Mario™
  • Excitebike™
  • Galaga™
  • Ice Climber™
  • Kid Icarus™
  • Kirby’s Adventure™
  • Mario Bros. ™
  • MEGA MAN® 2
  • Metroid™
  • PAC-MAN™
  • Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics™
  • SUPER C™
  • Super Mario Bros.™
  • Super Mario Bros. ™ 2
  • Super Mario Bros. ™ 3
  • The Legend of Zelda™
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™