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After poking through the contents of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Famicom, fans have come across a hidden message. You can get a look at a special note left behind by the developers below.


The “hanafuda captain” part is a nice reference to Nintendo’s old days, when the company used to produce Hanafuda playing cards. It also appears to indicate that it wasn’t an easy task putting together the Nintendo Classic Mini: Famicom.

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If what is shown in this YouTube video is to be believed, it appears that the NES Classic Edition has been modified in a way to enable it to play a host of other NES titles, such as Dragon Warrior, Duck Tales and more.

YouTuber Arcaderu posted a video of himself scrolling through his list of games available on his NES Classic Edition, claiming that he can choose from 60 games to play on the console as opposed to the 30 that the NES Classic Edition ships with. Arcaderu claims that the console had been soft-modded, and that he did not need to open the case to achieve his results. You can view the video below.

Whatever turns out to be the case here, it would be wise to take this with a grain of salt for now. Arcaderu says he’ll release a video detailing the process of modding the device in the future, so keep an eye out for that if you fancy playing Darkwing Duck on your NES Classic Edition.

Plenty of companies have come out with their own controllers and accessories for the NES Classic Edition since November. Now as part of the Retro-Bit line, the Retro8 Wireless Pro Controller and Retro8 Wired Pro Controller are on the way.

The wireless version connects through a special dongle, and supports up to ten hours of gameplay. It also comes with a 3.5 foot micro USB charge cable. It’s launching in March for $19.99.

The wired controller will ship a bit sooner, as it’s planned for February with a $9.99 price point. You can connect it to the NES Classic Edition with a ten foot cord.

Worth mentioning, both of these controllers also work with the Wii U and Wii.

In a report published on Famitsu today, the site reveals the best-selling games in Japan during 2016. The lineup is as follows:

01./00. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon # (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 3.246.222 / NEW
02./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura #
(Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) – 1.397.436 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV #
(Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 860.127 / NEW
04./00. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 743.388 / NEW
05./00. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) – 623.083 / NEW
06./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) – 563.395 / NEW
07./00. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 509.667 / NEW
08./00. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) – 479.698 / NEW
09./04. [WIU] Splatoon #
(Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) – 398.251 / 1.463.148 (-63%)
10./11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 397.607 / 876.085 (-17%)

Update: Bumped to the top. Here are a few more photos of the Switch accessories:


Original: snakebyte has announced a few new accessories for Nintendo hardware, including a couple of items for Switch.

Two accessories are specifically being made for Switch: the “Nintendo Switch Foldable Headset” and “Nintendo Switch Starter Kit”. Here’s an overview of each:

Nintendo Switch Foldable Headset
Ideal for on-the-go gaming, the Foldable Headset features powerful 40mm drivers for crisp, clear gaming audio. Neatly folds up when travelling, making it the perfect companion to your Switch tablet.

Nintendo Switch Starter Kit
Featuring all the essential accessories a gamer could ask for, the Starter Kit features a Carry Bag, Stereo Earbuds, Cleaning Cloth, Screen Protector, Control Caps and Game Cases to allow for an enhanced gaming experience and protection for the tablet screen and games.

It seems that GameStop is ready to give another chance to those who want a NES Classic Edition but can’t find it anywhere. They are expecting a limited supply of units to be in stores today and tomorrow, but it will only be available for purchase in stores and not online.

Here’s the full excerpt of the notice as reported by Polygon:

“GameStop has again received another limited shipment of Nintendo NES Classics today through Thursday. Only available in store, not online. GameStop recommends that customers call their local stores to determine local quantities.”

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After a reported five years of searching, the first advertisement for what would become the Nintendo Entertainment System has been located.

Hidden a few pages into a 1984 issue of Consumer Electionics is the first advertisement for the NES, in the form of a prototype known as the Advanced Video System, or AVS. Found by archivist Frank Cifaldi on eBay, he parted with a measly $6.99 for what he considered an “extremely lucky” find.

 


GameStop started to sell the NES Classic Edition online once again today, though only in various bundles. The retailer’s stores across the United States will now be offering the hardware tomorrow. An internal notice indicates that GameStops with units on-hand will be able to sell their stock as of the morning. Keep in mind that it won’t apply to every single location, and customers will be picking up the NES Classic Edition quickly.

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GameStop is selling the NES Classic Edition once again. However, there is a catch. It’s included as part of new bundles that range from $130 to $183. You can see the different options here.

Two big Nintendo products made Google’s most-searched consumer-electronics tech products this year. Switch came in fifth, followed by NES Classic Edition at seventh.

The full lineup is as follows:

iPhone SE
iOS 10
Google Pixel
iPhone 7 Plus
Nintendo Switch
iPhone 7
NES Classic Edition
Galaxy S7
Playstation VR
PS4 Pro

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