Japan is getting an official mini Famicom this year which apes the approach taken with the NES Classic Mini, but it's not the only option if you want crystal clear retro gaming goodness on your HD telly.

Japanese firm Columbus Circle is launching the FC Compact on November 30th for 7,992 Yen, and it offers both HDMI and AV output. You also get two "Dogbone"-style controllers.

It's a Famiclone so it might be unwise to expect the level of performance seen in official hardware or even FPGA-options such as the RetroUSB AVS, but it's interesting to see these cheap and cheerful offerings finally entering the world of HDMI output.

[via tinycartridge.com]