Last year, Nintendo introduced NES Classic Edition mini console running 30 games, which was latter found to be based on Allwinner R16 processor, eventually leading to some hack to install RetroArch on the device. Sadly the company decided to discontinue mass production of the mini console, but Nintendo is now back with another retro mini console thanks to Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) Classic Edition.
The console will run a few less games, 21 in total including Donkey Kong Country, Final Fantasy III, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mega Man X, Star Fox, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, and others. Full technical details have not been disclosed yet, but the console will come with two wires game controllers, a USB power adapter, and connect to your TV via HDMI. We’ll have to see if they still kept the same Allwinner processor, in which case loading your own game should be feasible with some efforts.
The Super NES Classic Edition mini console will launch on September 29 for $79.99. Nintendo currently plans to sell it at least until the end of 2017, but they promised to produce “significantly more” than the 2.3 million NES Classic Edition mini consoles they shipped worldwide.
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