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Think Twice Before Getting Excited for Nintendo’s Upcoming SNES

In July 2016, we first covered the Mini Classic NES, later officially called the NES Classic Edition. It was a tiny Nintendo with original controllers, 30 preloaded games, and an original controller. As information leaked out, it became clear this thing was really going to be something special, with excellent game reproduction and multiple graphics modes, plus some saved game options that didn’t exist when the NES first launched. My significant other is a fan of classic Nintendo and I never got to play most of the games from the NES ...

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Think Twice Before Getting Excited for Nintendo’s Upcoming SNES

In July 2016, we first covered the Mini Classic NES, later officially called the NES Classic Edition. It was a tiny Nintendo with original controllers, 30 preloaded games, and an original controller. As information leaked out, it became clear this thing was really going to be something special, with excellent game reproduction and multiple graphics modes, plus some saved game options that didn’t exist when the NES first launched. My significant other is a fan of classic Nintendo and I never got to play most of the games from the NES ...

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The Switch is Nintendo’s fastest-selling console ever, but don’t assume it will continue to hold that title

According to Nintendo, the Switch‘s sales on Friday and Saturday broke every record at Nintendo for the fastest, best-selling launch ever. Meanwhile, the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild set its own records for the bestselling title not included as a pack-in game, beating out even the legendary Super Mario 64. This news, from a tweeted NYT interview with Reggie Fils-Aime, follows reports that had turned a bit less positive on the Switch after strong Day 1 coverage. Many users have complained about problems with the left Joy-Con controller. ...

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The Switch is Nintendo’s fastest-selling console ever, but don’t assume it will continue to hold that title

According to Nintendo, the Switch’s sales on Friday and Saturday broke every record at Nintendo for the fastest, best-selling launch ever. Meanwhile, the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild set its own records for the bestselling title not included as a pack-in game, beating out even the legendary Super Mario 64. This news, from a tweeted NYT interview with Reggie Fils-Aime, follows reports that had turned a bit less positive on the Switch after strong Day 1 coverage. Many users have complained about problems with the left Joy-Con controller. ...

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Could Nintendo’s Switch pack 1080p or 1440p support after all?

We’ve seen a rapid reappraisal of Nintendo’s Switch hardware in recent weeks. For months, scuttlebutt pointed to a Pascal-derived product, only for multiple sources to specify that no, Maxwell and the 20nm Tegra X1 was the basis for Nintendo’s next-generation device, rather than a 14/16nm Pascal SoC. Information on the screen has pointed to a consistent 720p, but a recent report claims that Nintendo will opt for something considerably higher-resolution. Takashi Mochizuki, the Wall Street Journal’s Tokyo-based technology reporter, has published a series of tweets from Ace Research Institute analyst ...

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Could Nintendo’s Switch pack 1080p or 1440p support after all?

We’ve seen a rapid reappraisal of Nintendo’s Switch hardware in recent weeks. For months, scuttlebutt pointed to a Pascal-derived product, only for multiple sources to specify that no, Maxwell and the 20nm Tegra X1 was the basis for Nintendo’s next-generation device, rather than a 14/16nm Pascal SoC. Information on the screen has pointed to a consistent 720p, but a recent report claims that Nintendo will opt for something considerably higher-resolution. Takashi Mochizuki, the Wall Street Journal’s Tokyo-based technology reporter, has published a series of tweets from Ace Research Institute analyst ...

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Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is flying off store shelves, could match total Wii U shipments for the year

Nintendo’s Mini NES Classic Edition is one of the hottest tech items this Christmas and it’s been nearly impossible to find as a result. Now, thanks to a new report, we have an idea just how many consoles Nintendo has sold: Nearly 200,000 Classic NES systems thus far in America alone. The Wii U is estimated to have sold just 220,000 units in the last six months, which means a 30-year-old game console is blowing out Nintendo’s most recent living room platform. Nintendo is fond of arguing that specs alone don’t ...

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Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is flying off store shelves, could match total Wii U shipments for the year

Nintendo’s Mini NES Classic Edition is one of the hottest tech items this Christmas and it’s been nearly impossible to find as a result. Now, thanks to a new report, we have an idea just how many consoles Nintendo has sold: Nearly 200,000 Classic NES systems thus far in America alone. The Wii U is estimated to have sold just 220,000 units in the last six months, which means a 30-year-old game console is blowing out Nintendo’s most recent living room platform. Nintendo is fond of arguing that specs alone don’t ...

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New details on Nintendo’s mini-NES point to gorgeous graphics, but very short cables

Ever since Nintendo announced it would offer a pint-sized mini-NES with 30 classic games pre-loaded, there’s been a significant groundswell of interest from nostalgic gamers. New information and side-by-side playthroughs suggest that the micro-console offers better graphics than even Nintendo’s own Virtual Console on the Wii U. The video below is courtesy of YouTube channel GameXplain, which compares multiple mini-NES games against their VC counterparts on Nintendo’s latest system. We now know that the mini-NES will offer three modes: Pixel perfect (square pixels), 4:3 ratios (for simulating an old-school television), ...

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New details on Nintendo’s mini-NES point to gorgeous graphics, but very short cables

Ever since Nintendo announced it would offer a pint-sized mini-NES with 30 classic games pre-loaded, there’s been a significant groundswell of interest from nostalgic gamers. New information and side-by-side playthroughs suggest that the micro-console offers better graphics than even Nintendo’s own Virtual Console on the Wii U. The video below is courtesy of YouTube channel GameXplain, which compares multiple mini-NES games against their VC counterparts on Nintendo’s latest system. We now know that the mini-NES will offer three modes: Pixel perfect (square pixels), 4:3 ratios (for simulating an old-school television), ...

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