If you need to be reminded just how miserable lifetime Wii U hardware sales were, Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad has shared a number of charts on Twitter, comparing Nintendo system sales as of 31st December 2018. Noticeably, the combined sales of the SNES Mini Classic and the NES Mini Classic are expected to surpass Wii U lifetime...
The SNES and NES Classic Mini have proven to be a huge success for Nintendo since the systems were launched and resulted in many companies trying to emulate this success with their own retro devices. It turns out, both of Nintendo's miniature systems have been so successful, combined global sales have now surpassed 10 million units...
Double the fun!
The NES Classic Mini and SNES Classic Mini have been a roaring success, with sales for both devices temporarily outperforming modern generation video game systems during certain mo
The idea of Nintendo selling miniaturised versions of its classic gaming hardware is still too good to be true. While there’s been plenty of discussion in recent times about how there should be better support for digital retro libraries on modern devices, clearly there is a huge demand for standalone legacy systems. According to the...
85 games, 720p over HDMI and save states
If you've been following the growth of "clone" consoles over the past decade or so then the name AtGames will instantly ring a bell. This company has been producing licensed hardware clones for years, and has periodically updated its Sega Genesis / Mega Drive line with new features and games, but what it has...
Looks aren't everything
Given how hard it is to actually find a NES Classic Mini right now, it should come as no great shock to also learn that spare controllers for the console are also in very short supply. While Nintendo seems incapable of meeting demand for this clone system and its accessories, third party peripheral makers are having a field...
8Bitdo Retro Receiver adds Joy-Con and Switch Pro Controller support
The 8Bitdo Retro Receiver for the NES Classic Mini is an essential purchase as it allows you to game on your console without being tethered by annoying short wires. The device has just become that little bit more desirable thanks to a
3DS also has "long life" ahead of it, apparently
Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime insists that the stock shortages which so badly impacted the launch of the NES Classic Mini won't be replicated when the Switch arrives this March. Speaking to Wired, Fils-Aime stated that Nintendo has two million consoles earmarked for the first month, and...
Cleaning cloth! Screen protector! Protective controller nubs!
Accessory and peripheral maker Snakebyte has announced a series of accessories for the Nintendo Switch and NES Classic Mini at this year's CES. Switch accessories include a foldable headset, carry bag, cleaning cloth, screen protector and caps for the system's analog sticks. In the case...
"Every day there's more going into the retail channel"
The NES Classic Mini has been almost impossible to find since it launched a short time ago, with some North American retailers only getting two or three units per store. Nintendo has been trying to satisfy demand since then but stock is still
The master, remastered
It's fair to say that the announcement of NES Classic Mini earlier this year came as something of a shock, despite the fact that the concept of reproduction consoles isn't a particularly new one. Nintendo's old rival Sega has been pumping out licenced Mega Drive and
Christmas means Nintendo
Today sees the arrival of the NES Classic Mini in North America and Europe, a modern-day reimagining of the classic 1985 system which truly kick-started Nintendo's dominance of the living room. As you excitedly rip open the packaging on your shiny new NES console, it's worth taking a vintage look back at how Nintendo really...
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
Now you're carrying with power!
The upcoming Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is already about as retro as retro can be, but if you want to take things to the next level you'll need a carrying case. No self respecting gamer in the late '80s would have been caught transporting their beloved consoles without adequate protection...
Day one purchase?
Prepare to relive your mis-spent youth with The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, which comes pre-loaded with 30 of the most popular NES classics. We've already told UK-based readers where to preorder their console, and now it's the turn of our lovely US community. The NES Classic arrives on 11th November and...
With some extras thrown in
The Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System is no doubt going to be a big-seller in November, as fans rush to get the budget-priced system. Nintendo's Official UK Store is now joining in with the pre-order fun with its own range of offers; as always everything is priced at the recommended retail rate, but with...
It's fair to say that the reveal of the Nintendo Classic Mini (NES Classic Edition) took the interwebz by storm yesterday. We had a flood of emails and social media comments asking where you can preorder one, so here we go. It only appears to be available for preorder in the UK at the moment, the rest of the world will follow soon we are...