Last week, Nintendo decided to offer a discount for their NES Classic Edition after the console was available for only six months. The old NES Classic was very popular, bringing a lot of profit. However, it had several supply problems which prevented it from touching its potential. The shortages in the supply which were made determined the disappointment of customers who did not reach to purchase one.
Many gamers who did not want to use a Nintendo Switch console purchased the NES Classic Edition one
Even if Nintendo could not keep the console on the store shelves for too long, the company reported having sold approximately 1.5 million NES Classic Edition boxes at a global level starting with January 2017. Nevertheless, the sales could have been even better. The demand for this retro gaming console was increased.
This retro console was specially requested by lapsed gamers who are not interested in purchasing a Nintendo 2DS, New 3DS or Switch. Despite its popularity, the NES Classic was not as advanced as it could have been because it never reached its true potential. It could be considered a good draft which will be improved by Nintendo without a doubt.
The retro console brought a lot of profit to the company
Nevertheless, many gamers loved the simplicity of the console. This device was able to sustain 30 amazing games from the mid-to-late ‘80s. The 30-game library also included Super Mario Bros 3, Castlevania and Donkey Kong. The classic console provided an excellent simulation of qualitative video games at only $60 USD. The most important feature was the fact that the wee console replicated the feel and look of the original system to its smallest details.
The NES Classic Edition console was good, but Nintendo could make it better, enhancing its design and its features. Unfortunately, the NES Classic is not able to connect to the internet. This may be considered a great disadvantage since players cannot go online to download more games to the software library of the system. However, hackers discovered a method which allowed them to add more games to the retro console. The system sports an open source software, being one of the most unusual features of a Nintendo console.
Unfortunately, the controller cable was too short and players needed to stay somewhere really close to their TV, or they may have used extension cables to lie comfortably on their sofa while playing. All these little things which were categorized as failures, made the console feel like a B-tier device from the start.
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