Nintendo is for children.
NES CLASSIC EDITION Discussion Thread - Page 3
"I got married and all I got was this lousy ball and chain!"
I'm waiting until I can actually get a tv before blowing money on this. Why we haven't gotten to the point where you can hook these things up to your computer via USB is beyond me.
My friends found one - it's cute! But it also kinda reminded me why I got bored with NES games.
"Pixel Perfect" mode looks fantastic though, and the Wii Classic Controller works with it! Home button and everything!
Does your monitor not have multiple hdmi inputs? If not, just get a 15 dollar hdmi switch from Amazon and hit a button when you want to change the monitor feed from pc to nintendo.
Contemplate your wife's video game hegemony over your household on the aforementioned Tree of Woe.
I have a 6 year old iMac.
GameStop manager was telling me for any particular launch day they would order, say, 20-30 consoles. When placing initial orders for the NES Classic, Nintendo effectively told them, "You'll get nothing and like it!" Refused to tell them how many they were sending. They got 6 consoles last Friday.
And now they won't even tell them when they will get more (Even being coy about Black Friday).
"We make products for people of all ages - specifically children, and limit online gameplay features to protect children. We love children, and love that they grow up playing Mario, Zelda and other games. We take pride in creating worlds and adventures that fill children with wonder and joy."
"Now, let's make those fuckers cry by making sure they can't get a Nintendo."
For some dumb reason, this is being discontinued after next shipment. I don't think I'll ever get to see one in person:
I'm not convinced that Nintendo shipped more than 100 of these and they just keep getting passed from scalper to scalper and that no one who actually wants one to play has ever gotten one.
I almost think Nintendo put it out there as a novelty item and didn't really think it was going to explode in such high demand. Their handling of it hasn't been awesome, but I don't think they intended on it being what it became.
No reason why they shouldn't just make more and sell them, though. They know they're leaving money on the table.
Did anyone ever really expect it to stick around though? A cute retro set, thirty classic NES games, and a controller, for $60 is probably going to beat whatever pricing Ninty will put on the Switch VC.
Keeping it scarce may not be the worst idea, they can just release a limited edition batch every christmas and people will lap it up.
I have no attachment, nostalgic or otherwise, to the NES. I'm not convinced the games are actually that good. A SNES version on the other hand I'd be highly tempted by, depending on what games get packaged with it...
Yes, I expect wildly popular profitable products to stick around.
Yep. I've had no interest in getting one of these, but as soon as I saw the story that they were going away my knee-jerk reaction was "I HAVE TO FIND ONE OF THESE!". Granted, that reaction lasted all of 10 seconds, but not everyone is as strong willed as I am.
For a company that's been in such sharp financial trouble recently, Nintendo apparently sure hates making easy money.
Time for the shareholders to fire this particular board of directors, methinketh.
Reggie Fils-Aime has needed ousting for years.
From what I understand, Nintendo of America execs have almost no input on company decisions...including supply allocations for America. Which isn't really a defense of Reggie, I just don't know if they ousted him if anything would change.
Russian life was very sad, such was life in Leningrad
So their answer to making a popular product is...to not sell that product any more? Those assholes who're scalping this thing for $800 a pop on eBay should either give all that money to charity, or use it to choke themselves to death with.