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Nintendo is unusual in that it offers much better after sales service than most of its rivals and, in the past, has supported systems for many, many years after they stopped being sold in stores.

When one fan recently found his SNES was unresponsive, he decided to see if the troubleshooting telephone line printed on the side of the console would still deliver results - and amazing, it does.

While the Nintendo representative wasn't able to offer any kind of parts replacement, she did talk Nathan Tolbert through some potential solutions, and revealed that she'd recently done the same for someone with a NES. Eventually, he was able to get his vintage console working again.

That's pretty impressive support, if you ask us.