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Dubbed the Nt mini v2, the new console features an updated and “perfected” NES cartridge slot as well as a refreshed user interface. Buyers also get updated branding, new packaging and a new 8BitDo 2.4g controller bundled in.
Aesthetically, you’re looking at an aluminum anodized chassis with a gun metal finish, gold-plated I/O ports and transparent controller ports. Otherwise, it’s the same Nt mini that was previously offered.
The original Analogue Nt broke cover in mid-2014 at a staggering $499. The system uses the exact same CPU and PPU that were found in the original machine from Nintendo – the Ricoh 20A3 and Ricoh 2C02. Port selection is aplenty, with HDMI, RGB, Component, S-Video and Composite on the video side as well as analogue audio and a microphone input. Power and USB also come standard.
Still, that’s a lot to pay for a system that can readily be found second-hand for far cheaper. But the Analogue Nt is as much a work of art and a love letter to the past as it is a simple workhorse and for serious retro enthusiasts, that carries a lot of value.
Interested parties can pre-order the Nt mini Noir for $499. According to Analogue, this will be the final run for the system so you may want to get it while it lasts.