Nintendo President Kimishima Says That The NES Classic/Famicom Mini Is Getting A “Fantastic Response From Consumers”

The NES Classic/Famicom Mini was also discussed in Nintendo’s financial results briefing. Nintendo President Kimishima said the following in regards to the product: “We are also bringing back the nostalgic Famicom and NES home consoles in a palm-sized version for this holiday season. Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer will launch in Japan on November 10, with the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition launching in the U.S. and Europe on November 11. These miniature systems connect directly to a TV and come with 30 pre-installed classic titles, allowing you to play without swapping out cartridges. The original consoles have been recreated at palm size with unwavering attention to detail, not just in the systems themselves, but also in the controllers and packaging. We have hand-picked 30 pre-installed titles to spark the nostalgia of all the generations that enjoyed the original Famicom and NES. You can save the data at any point during your game play, which means you can try legacy titles more readily. When developing these products, the main audience we had in mind was the Famicom/NES generation: adults who fondly recall their experiences playing these systems and want to take a trip back to this early era of video games. However, we also designed these as products that will allow new generations to create fun new memories in the world of Famicom/NES. Since the announcement, we have received a fantastic response from consumers in the Famicom/NES generation, proving the emotional appeal of these products. We also see the nostalgic interest in these products as an opportunity to draw consumers’ attention to our new games as well.”



  1. Let’s just hope that all the consumers that are giving it a positive response are able to actually buy one at launch and scalpers don’t have a chance to sell them for 4x the MSRP on ebay.

  2. In the event that Virtual Console continues on Switch, let’s hope the quality of NES Classics user experience is indicative of the one on Switch.

  3. Save data is limited to 4 per title, I believe. The Save points are a life changer for sure, how else would you expect me to finish LoZ or Ghosts n Goblins on Virtual console?

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