Nintendo has announced that it is putting the NES Classic Mini back into production next year. The company stated that the NES Classic would cease production earlier this year, leading to complaints from fans who hadn't been able to obtain one. As a result, the system's price on the secondary market went through the roof, with units...
2.3 million sold, but it could have been more
The NES Classic Edition is currently not in production, leaving plenty of Nintendo fans around the world disappointed. As we've discussed here on Nintendo Life, the launch and proceeding shipments of this nostalgic mini console was baffling to both economists and consumers alike, with supply not getting...
Another one bites the dust
Recently, we have reported that both the NES Classic Edition in North America as well as the Famicom Classic Edition in Japan have been discontinued. Now, a Nintendo of Australia representative has told Vooks that the diminutive system has also been discontinued in Australia. We can confirm that we are no longer...
Legally questionable, of course
A while back we reported on news that a hack had been released which allowed NES Classic Mini owners the ability to edit and add to the 30 games which come pre-loaded on the console out of the box. A new hack has now emerged which goes one better; you can now put the full NES library onto the machine. The process...
8Bitdo NES30 Vs Nyko Miniboss
The NES Classic Edition is a wonderful micro-sized retro-gaming machine; availability issues aside its hard to find much fault with, it apart from the rather short controller cable which comes with the otherwise excellent replica of the original NES controller. At just 30 inches the cable that joins the pad to the...
Christmas might be saved
The saga surrounding NES Classic Mini stock shortages continues as many have resorted to paying over the odds to scalpers on eBay to secure a unit before Christmas. However it appears from a recent tweet by Amazon US that lucky American customers might get another chance to buy one at MSRP: What we have learnt about these...
Supports two players and various retro options
The NES Mini / Classic Edition is a 'hot' item, as Nintendo admits, and we're running out of time as the big N attempts to meet demand for festive shoppers; it's looking like a long-shot, sadly, but hope remains. In any case, for those still enjoying the system early next year - or who decide to grab...
"They will sell very quickly"
Retail giant Toys 'R' Us has revealed that it will be getting more stock of the NES Classic Edition in its North American stores this Sunday. The console has been incredibly hard to find all over the globe, with demand far outstripping supply. Nintendo has stated previously that a steady flow of machines is expected...
$39.99, and it ships before Christmas
Fed up of the stupidly short controller cable on the NES Classic Mini? Fear not, because peripheral maker 8bitdo has confirmed today that it is bringing its own wireless control option to the NES Classic Mini. 8Bitdo has already performed the same trick with the standard
Ho Ho Hope there's more than 10 this time
The NES Classic Mini has been a hot ticket this festive season, with demand far outstripping supply all over the world. If you're in the UK and still want to get one before Christmas, then you might want to keep your eye on the Official Nintendo UK store. More stock is promised in December according
Only partially right, though
We suspect that many that own a Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System in Europe) will have fallen in love with it, but it has some flaws. One of these is the incredibly short controller cable; putting aside the retro 'realism' of wired controllers in this...
Money in the bank?
The NES Classic Mini is one of this year's biggest gaming releases, and is currently very difficult to find in stores at its original price. Hover your mouse over eBay however and you'll notice that there are plenty of consoles up for grabs - but not at the official retail price. eBay scalpers have been
"Come on, Nintendo. Why would you short-bake these??"
It's fair to say that the NES Classic Mini has proven to be rather popular, but sadly Nintendo appears to have massively underestimated demand for the pint-sized console. The shortage of stock has resulted in high prices on the secondary market, with scalpers hitting the web in force. This whole...
Opens the door for NES Classic Mini homebrew, as well
The NES Classic Mini and its Japanese sibling the Famicom Mini both run Linux, and because of that Nintendo is duty-bound to share the source files for the hardware. As you might imagine, this has led to industrious hackers - always on the lookout for something to crack
"Working hard" to keep up with demand
It's a day for an exciting new Nintendo release, the NES Classic Edition - that means it's a happy occasion, but likely also a day for shortages and some consumer frustration. Scalpers are already gleefully cashing in, or trying to, and the race is on in North America, in particular, where pre-orders have been...
Yeah, it's obvious which one wins
Those that have splashed the cash on a number of NES titles on the Wii U Virtual Console may feel that although they're functional ROMs, they could be better. The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (NA) / Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL) should, however, have some...
All your control needs catered for
The NES Classic Mini comes out this week, and appears to be getting just as much third-party accessory support as as full-blown Nintendo console. We've already seen Nyko and EMiO's range of contr
Who you gonna call?
Remember the '80s? The Goonies, leg warmers, Duran Duran and most importantly the Power Line. Yes, back when there was no internet (not even dial-up!) Nintendo fans struggling with a particular game could contact the call line for handy tips and hints from "Nintendo Game Play Counselors" (imagine having that on your CV). Now with...
$19.99, out on November 11th
The NES Classic Edition arrives this month, and ships with a wired controller which is a close match for the pad that accompanied the game-changing 1985 console. While being tethered to the system by a cord no doubt adds to the authentic retro experience, there will be some players out there who are young enough to have...
Along with a joypad that boasts Turbo
If you were really serious about your NES gaming back in the day then there was only one control option in town: the NES Advantage. An arcade-style joystick so sturdy it felt like it could comfortably withstand nuclear war, it even had a brush with Hollywood fame thanks to the movie Ghostbusters 2. This iconic...
Time to get in line
The upcoming Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (as it's called in North America) should be a hugely popular stocking filler in the Holiday season. Yet while pre-orders have been possible (albeit limited in availability) in PAL territories, North America has only seen brief pre-order windows that were rapidly shut...
It's better than an NX rumour
As you're probably aware, we at Nintendo Life are committed to bringing you the biggest, best, and most important news stories every day of the week. This is not one of those times, and so instead we're sticking the NES Classic Edition in as many household objects as we can find. You can see it all unfold in the video...
Free console also up for grabs during livestream
If you're keen to know more about the forthcoming NES Classic Mini then you'll be pleased to learn that Nintendo UK is going to livestream a hands-on session this week. The hour-long event will be broadcast tomorrow (Thursday 6th October, date fans) on Twitch and will feature none other than Darran...
Retailer expects to "fill all pre-orders by mid-December 2016"
The NES Classic Mini launches on November 11th but unless you've already pre-ordered one, it's unlikely that you're going to get it on that particular date. Amazon UK has stated that its launch allocation for the console - which contains 30 classic games and comes bundled with an...
AKA Nintendo European Research and Development
When Nintendo unveiled the NES Classic Edition, it certainly caught many people off guard. Considering Nintendo's spotty VC support on its existing platforms, few would've guessed that the company would develop a standalone microconsole like this. While the jury's still out on how it'll do at retail,...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgI-skPZyqs Nintendo is hawking its wares at Gamescom this year, and showing off what will be for many the most sought-after hardware purchase of Christmas 2016: the NES Classic Edition, or NES Mini if you prefer. YouTube user MyGamingBoulevard has gotten up close and personal with the new console and...
"Stop blowing and get playing"
When Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition / Classic Mini, it missed a trick. This most retro-tastic of systems needed an '80s-style advert and for some reason there wasn't one forthcoming. Thankfully our video man Alex is always up for a challenge, so he's produced the TV commercial that Nintendo didn't. Oh yes,...
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