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Discussion in 'Nintendo Consoles' started by jpower, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. CAPT-Irrelevant

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    hmmm OK. I wasn't being entirely dismissive of it, just wondered what the console was fully capable of "out of the box" and how it compared to availability of emulated games on the Switch.
     
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    Fair enough, I haven't tried the NES games on my Switch yet, but the NES and SNES mini's are pretty awesome quality wise, I tend to just use the SNES though as it now has the NES and SNES games I want on it.
     
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    Yeah, given the SNES and NES hardware are identical internally (and people know you can firmware update them to run both consoles games) buying the NES unit with less buttons on the controller might be a little less attractive :Pirate:
     
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    i personally like having both - and by extension both controllers. Games just don't feel "right" if you play them with a different controller.
     
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    They're available on some Aus sites for higher prices... something I saw, assumed they're shite, but thought someone here (like you) might know if they really are shite.
    Yeah don't disagree, but wondered about this product copy specifically. :)

    Has anyone here tried one or know of someone who has?

    I've still got an original NES, SNES and N64 packed away.



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    words spoken before literally every wish.com sale

    there are literal thousands of garbage NES emulator boxes coming out of China, this is one of them - they are all the same shit.

    there's a reason the Nintendo product was successful - it was not just another one.
     
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    It's a clone that gets made literally millions of units at a time. All over AliExpress, eBay, Wish, Amazon, and everywhere that garbage "Famiclones" have been sold for the last 20 years.

    These aren't new.

    I have the SoC Famiclones that take real cartridges and spit out composite video. They're inaccurate for colour and sound, but have no lag when connected to a CRT.

    These emulation based models have far worse emulation lag than the official Nintendo product.
     
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    Yeah I know... think there was even an Atari2600 copy well before that. :)
    But they're mini-nes clones and mini-nes was released almost 4 years ago wasn't it?
    Yeah it appears that is the case.

    I guess I'm quite happy with NES/SNES emulation on PC... I should crack out the original consoles one of these days and see if I notice the difference.



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    oh and FWIW - the controller WILL be shite.
     
  16. elvis

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    The clones existed long before the NES Mini. They've been styled as NES, Famicom, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance and even Sony PSP style shells for over a decade.

    It took Nintendo eons to figure out they needed to commercialise emulation. Even now they're still being stupid about it:
    https://www.nintendo.com/corp/legal.jsp#emergence

    That's their official corporate legal page demonising emulators despite the existence of both Virtual Console and the mini consoles.

    For a company that has some of the most valuable IP outside of Disney, they do a really shitty job of monetising it in sensible ways. The customer demand is enormous, but their supply is pathetic.

    Compare and contrast to Sega, who proudly emulate and sell their old IP on every platform around:
    https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/13945/SEGA_Mega_Drive_and_Genesis_Classics/
    https://forever.sega.com/
    https://store.playstation.com/en-au/product/EP0177-CUSA09771_00-SEGAMEGADRIVECLS
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/p/sega-mega-drive-classics/c5fnhqsqmsl6?activetab=pivot:overviewtab
    https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/sega-genesis-classics-switch/

    In the words of Valve CEO Gabe Newell:
    https://v1.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/114391-Valves-Gabe-Newell-Says-Piracy-Is-a-Service-Problem

    "We think there is a fundamental misconception about piracy. Piracy is almost always a service problem and not a pricing problem," he said. "If a pirate offers a product anywhere in the world, 24 x 7, purchasable from the convenience of your personal computer, and the legal provider says the product is region-locked, will come to your country 3 months after the US release, and can only be purchased at a brick and mortar store, then the pirate's service is more valuable."
     
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