Friday, April 14, 2017

Nintendo pulls the Famicom Mini too (but there’s hope)

Not satisfied with breaking the hearts of Western fans by discontinuing the NES Classic, Nintendo is doing the same with the Japanese-exclusive Famicom Mini. A tiny retread of Nintendo’s beloved Famicom console, the Famicom Mini had 30 games and two controllers with absurdly short cables. The console was extremely popular; according to Nintendo Life, the Famicom Mini sold over 262,000 consoles within a week. Even the NES Classic didn’t do that well, selling 196,000 copies within three weeks. The official site of the Famicom Mini says (if you’ll pardon the garbled Google translation): This product has ended production once. When resuming production, we will guide…

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