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Nintendo Says They Have Learned A Lot From NES Mini

The NES Classic was a huge success for Nintendo so it obviously came as a surprise to hear that they decided to discontinue it about a month ago. However, in a recent interview with TechCrunch, Nintendo’s Sales and Marketing head Doug Bowser said that they have learned a lot from the launch of the NES Mini, which still proves to be popular.

“We’ve learned a lot from the NES Classic. We’ve learned there’s a real passion for retro gaming The NES Classic was originally intended to be a holiday item,” he continues. “And obviously there was high demand. So we doubled down and continued to produce it as we went into the next quarter. But we decided we wanted to focus on other areas. So we’re not producing any more at this point. But we’ve learned a lot.”

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28 comments

    1. They’re definitely bringing it back (Reggie confirmed during an interview at e3). We just don’t know anything about when, the pricing and the scope of the consoles that will be included.

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    2. Am i the only one who rather have like a cart for the Switch that is a collection of old games?
      NES Classic collection volume 1 and then a volume 2 and so on?
      Same with SNES.
      Am i the only one who would like collections on carts more?
      I love physically owning things is all.
      No VC.. no classic minis
      Just a collection, with maybe a .. special edition NES and SNES styled Switch/Switch Dock?

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      1. I also prefer real, original cartridges over anything digital or…….whatever you call the NES Mini. However, I love the collectibility and HD aspect of the NES Mini. They’d make GREAT gifts at Christmas for those who don’t own an NES at all (if stores ever had them in stock). I’m especially excited for a possible Super NES Mini. But they better not have supply issues if a Super NES Mini comes out. I just got extremely lucky when I got my hands on the NES Mini during Best Buy’s final shipment.

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  1. “As a company that hates our fans, we’ve learned a lot about new avenues we can use to **** them over. In the past, we mostly ****ed them with new products like amiibo and limited edition games and console bundles that would only be available for seconds at a time, but now the NES Classic has shown us that we can also **** them over with older products as well. This is great news because it allows us to spend less on R&D, with the same sadistic results.”

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    1. It’s so obvious that they mentioned about the SNES mini a month ago. So, basically, Nintendo is still planning on putting virtual consoles on to Nintendo Switch system. I highly doubt that Nintendo might be a little egar about that. So, we might have to wait and find out about it.

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      1. While there’s obviously a lot of overlap, the audiences for the Switch and the standalone console lineup are different enough that they can do both. In an ideal world, Nintendo uses the Classic Edition line of consoles to satisfy lapsed gamers who wander into a Bed Bath and Beyond and see an affordable product they can stick in their carts to play Super Mario World or A Link to the Past again as an impulse buy (similar to how AtGames markets the Sega and Atari flashback consoles). Since those people are not always the same people buying a Switch, it still makes sense to market the Virtual Console service to gamers who buy their higher-priced devices separately from that.

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      2. You know, it’s kinda strange that gamers is pleased with the NES classic edition. Not to mention that Nintendo current titles library is started to become much more bigger then creating new IPs for there titles. But I have to say. There might be the time that Nintendo might be a little satisfied for there services on there systems. I remember when the E-Shop was a new approach for Nintendo on the 3DS and they add classic titles on the E-Shop store.

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    1. You forgot the stock shortages of the amiibo, too. Anyway, according to Nintendo fanatics, Nintendo doesn’t intentionally hold back stock as creating false demand is a myth when it concerns Nintendo… But we know better.

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  2. I also learned a lot from the NES Classic, such as how to make a Raspberry Pi into my own NES Classic except load it with the ROMs of every single Nintendo game older than Gamecube.

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  3. Am i the only one who rather have like a cart for the Switch that is a collection of old games?
    NES Classic collection volume 1 and then a volume 2 and so on?
    Same with SNES.
    Am i the only one who would like collections on carts more?
    I love physically owning things is all.
    No VC.. no classic minis
    Just a collection, with maybe a .. special edition NES and SNES styled Switch/Switch Dock?

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  4. Watch. Before long, they’ll be making this “mistake” again as something else from them ends up having shitty stock. Just a matter of time.

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  5. To be honest pulling the plug while the console is still a success is a bit strange. The issues with the nes mini are multiple but the root cause is the shortage of the product due to lack of confidence. Personally I have a raspberry pi with all my retro game and a very good program named recall box. But they are still a market for the nes mini out there… Strange decision

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  6. I understand it being just a holiday season temporary thing, though I would hope Nintendo brought it back next holiday season with hopefully a better supply.

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