The NES Classics release by Nintendo has been a great success with more than 1.5 million units sold.
The Nintendo brand is one that is synonymous with gaming. The brand has been around for decades and has brought gamers the classics like Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt. Players enjoy remembering old favorites such as the original Mario Brothers so it is no surprise that the NES Classics gadget released by the company last year has been so successful. Players still want to enjoy their favorite Nintendo games and the new gadget is the perfect way to do so.
Gamers who have actually played the first Nintendo know that the NES Classic is just a smaller version of the Nintendo Entertainment System. In the olden days, cartridges were inserted into the unit for players to enjoy quality games like Mario Brothers, Mike Tyson’s Punchout and more. With the new NES Classics, players have been able to enjoy their favorite titles all in one place. The unit has built-in games which players love, with over 1.5 million of the systems sold to date.
The actual number of gaming gadgets sold would have been a lot higher had the system not sold out so quickly on multiple occasions. Because the NES Classics unit was released near the holidays, many times the system was sold out and players were unable to get a hold of the gadget. Even today, it can be hard to locate. Amazon continues to sell out expect for the reseller option where players will be forced to pay more than double the $60 retail price. Even Best Buy and GameStop have seen the game out of stock time and time again.
Tatsumi Kimishima is the president of Nintendo who stated during a conference call, as reported by GameSpot, that the company is looking to solve the problem of shortage by increasing the capacity for production. Kimishima has apologized to consumers for not being able to produce enough to meet the demand of the gadget.
What does NES Classic provide?
Players who have been able to get their hands on the NES Classic have been able to enjoy pre-installed games. 30 classic titles are included with a control that basically replicates the original. The cord is shorter so you may have to sit closely to the television to be able to play the game. The gaming systems is quite small and weighs basically nothing, so it easily fits into any media center.
With so many classic games included, gamers have been able to enjoy their old favorites as well as introduce their own children to the unique gaming options. From Super Mario Bros. to Metroid and The Legend of Zelda, the system includes a nice variety to keep gamers busy for hours.
There are special features to the NES Classic which allows players to save the game as well as enjoy varying display modes. Use Suspend Point slots to save game play. There are four slots so players do not have to start all over again like with the original system. Lock your save file to be able to start over without restarting.
The system comes complete with a CRT filter which provides an old look to game play complete with old television scan lines. The 4:3 look provides an original look with a horizontal stretch to the screen. You can also choose Pixel Perfect which makes each pixel a perfect square, showing the games as they were designed to look.
The NES Classic is sure to be a popular gaming gadget for some time as players love to play games from their childhood. Hopefully Nintendo will be able to release more units so that the gadgets are more readily available.