This Custom Twin Famicom Is The Stuff Hardware Dreams Are Made Of
Posted by Damien McFerran
Remember when console designs actually mattered?
We hate to keep going on about it, but Microsoft revealed the Xbox One to the world this week. We're obviously biased, but we happen to think it looks a little underwhelming in purely physical terms — Nintendo Life Operations Director Darren Calvert said it best when he described the console as "giant Betamax-styled brick". Clearly aesthetics weren't top of Microsoft's list of priorities when it designed the new system.
If you want to be reminded of just how gorgeous video game hardware can look, cast your eyeballs over this custom Sharp Twin Famicom. The work of Zoki64 — who is certainly no stranger to modding classic consoles — this machine has been given a glossy finish to make it even more desirable.
In case you're unfamiliar with the system, it was produced by Sharp (with Nintendo's blessing) and only saw the light of day in Japan. It's basically a Famicom (NES, if you will) and Famicom Disk System all wrapped up in one.
If only games consoles looked as downright sexy as this today, eh?