SNES Mini

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  1. Reaper

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    Hopefully they plan for demand, SNES would be far more popular than NES and N64 combined.

    -nav.

    edit - looking at stats on the wiki, NES outsold both SNES and N64!
    Very surprising, even though I never had one the SNES always felt like it was top dog to me.
     
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  3. NSanity

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    The NES was largely unchallenged for a lot of its life.

    The SNES was going head to head with the Genesis/Megadrive, the MegaCD and even the Saturn (or was it the dreamcast?) and the original PS1.

    SNES was absolutely the golden era of cartridge console gaming.
     
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    Hell yes. If one comes out I'm totally buying it! Hopefully they put some good stuff on it like donkey Kong country and super Mario world!
     
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    Super Mario World - absolutely. Nintendo first party, flagship title, it'll be on there.

    I'm 99% certain Nintendo still own the Donkey Kong Country rights, despite being developed by Rare (who are now owned by Microsoft). So that should be there too.

    There'll be Zelda, Kirby and Metroid on there too. I see folks around the Internet asking for a bunch of Capcom (Ghouls and Ghosts, Street Fighter, etc) and Komani (Castlevania, etc) titles. Some of those were on the NES Mini. It'll be interesting to see if Nintendo go with more third party licenses for this too.

    I was actually wondering, with the sudden death of the NES Mini, will Nintendo make this new device do both (NES and SNES)? That would be pretty spectacular. But the way Nintendo value the dollar cost of individual titles, I doubt it.
     
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    don't forget Allstars!
     
  7. hippyhippy

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    as the local nes mini mogul .. i plan to flip 100 of these.

    never owned a snes myself. but actually the system was probably the last 16 bit console released but still dominated the market. im hopeful that it will have more than 32mb of memory and be as hackable as the nes mini.
     
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    If this thing has A Link to the Past, it'll be worth $100 in itself. I expect though that we'll see Zelda: LttP, Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, Pilotwings, Mario All Stars, Mario Kart, Metroid, Punch-Out, Dr Mario, F-Zero, Starfox and Stunt Race FX.
     
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    I quite genuinely hope they're not trivially hackable, and production levels are high enough to force the flippers to look elsewhere.

    A big part of why the NES Mini event was so poor was hackers and flippers. You are literally the reason we can't have nice things.
     
  10. hippyhippy

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    What? ... you cant blame flippers and hackers for the low production numbers of what is essentially a raspberry pi with an emulator... how you can make that link is beyond me...
     
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    Hmm?

    Flippers buying and hording multiple units limits legit buyers from enjoying the product

    Devices being unlocked and sideloaded discourages nintendo from continuing to release the thing without either A: cracking down on device security or B: ceasing production and moving onto the next thing

    neither is definite, but both are entirely plausible.

    I don't really care about the sideloading bit, as someone was gonna figure that out either way eventually. But cutting others out of a fair go is greedy and a pretty sad thing to see. "There are many more coconuts than I need, I will keep all of the coconuts"
     
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    Flippers - not even a challenge. Think like a business, not an individual on eBay. If someone else is selling your product at 2-3 times the profit margins that your official retail channels can sell them, it pisses your distributors and retailers off big time. Welcome to big business, and how shit works in the real world.

    Hackers - this is Nintendo we're talking about. When people hack their stuff, they pull out. Probably not as much of a reason as flippers, but definitely on Nintendo's radar.

    Sure, the RPi is the same, but Nintendo can't control that. They can, however, control the NES Mini, and despite roaring success pulled it from the market. Well regarded sources in the games journalism world are reporting it was a combination of these two issues, plus some other stuff. So flippers and hackers aren't 100% to blame, but they are a big part of the problem.

    It's not me making this link. It's what Nintendo execs are taking away from the exercise, as reported by journalistic sources.

    Take all the offence you like. If you're flipping NES Minis , then you are part of the problem. Thanks for fucking it up for the rest of us.
     
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    :( I still want a NES mini, but the SNES looks cool.

    For me it would be;
    N64
    NES
    SNES

    Personal preference only.

    I think they will all sell just as competitively as each other, they're damn sure cheap enough to ;)

    Well... no we can't. But we can blame flippers for taking an already low production product, buying multiple units and flipping for a profit. screwing a significant amount of people like myself and everyone I know out of a fair go. I still haven't been lucky enough to get a NES mini, and what, I believe you have... 4?

    To add insult to injury people sell them for serious profit, which I believe is a rather gutless and moral-less act, as you rely on others misfortune to benefit your own gain. I wont support or condone flipping and that's why I haven't bought one at an inflated price.
     
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    Please, please let this mean a Mini N64 for 2018!!
     
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    Along with a Mini Switch.
     
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    Not sure if it's what you're talking about, but the Mini Switch has been confirmed (low powered, handheld only, designed for kids and mobile users, 100% Switch compatible).
     
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    I was half-joking but it makes sense. Is it actually confirmed by Nintendo or still a whisper (like the SNES Mini :p).

    Personally I would buy a handheld Switch as I dont have a TV...or a living room.
     
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    yay, look forward to spending countless hours playing star fox :paranoid:
     
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    Now make a switch tv which doesn't have the screen and costs 30% less, because I care very little about playing games outside of the house most of the time.
     
  20. hippyhippy

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    no problems ... if you cant get a mini nes just like others by simply pre ordering ... thats no ones problem but yours.

    if someone else is selling your product for 2-3 times what you're selling it at .. maybe nintendo just missed out on opportunity to be 300% more profitable. nintendo artificially restricted the supply of a $20 at cost product. they still made 500% profit. the flipper is simply doing business, just simple economics just like flipping in any other industry be it food, property etc.

    i dont know why you have a problem with hackers when you're on an overclockers forum. once you own the hardware, what does it matter what you do?

    flippers arent your problem if you cant get one, your problem is nintendo for not making more and yourself for not pre ordering when given the chance, plus 100's of chances when they were actually available.
     

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