"This is the hanafuda captain speaking"
Both the NES Classic Mini and its Japanese sibling the Famicom Mini have been hacked already, with the ultimate objective being the installation of additional games. However
Guidebooks, a pretend Mini Famicom Disk System and more
Its been about six weeks since the NES Classic Edition and its Japanese counterpart - the Classic Mini Family Computer - were released. While there have been a few complaints, mostly about the
Though we normally wait for Media Create numbers when it comes to sales in Japan, some good news can't wait. The Famicom Mini - or Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer - has enjoyed a strong launch in Japan; according to Famitsu it hit about 262,961 unit sales over its first weekend. Those are very encouraging numbers, especially in...
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
Japan still gets everything first, even if by one day
On 11th November people around the world finally get the joy of opening and enjoying their brand new NES Mini, or NES Classic Edition (or Nintendo Classic Mini as it's known in Europe). It's been a long wait, but for those of us in Japan you could say Christmas comes one day early as today, on...
Get your tweezers ready
Like its western sibling the NES Classic Mini, the Famicom Mini is pretty dinky - even its joypads are diminutive. However, if you're a fan of taking large things and making them much, much smaller, then the vid
Japanese show also includes Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage
A recent episode of the Japanese show Denjin ☆ Getcha! had a real Nintendo feel to it. Not only did the team - which includes the legendary Takahashi Meijin - get to grips with the new Famicom Mini console, footage of the forthcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was also shown...