Analogue Nt all-aluminum NES is now available for pre-order

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
May 6, 2014
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  1. There are a lot of gaming-related things you can buy with $499 - an Xbox One with Titanfall, a PlayStation 4 with the game of your choice and change to spare, a Wii U and multiple titles or an all-aluminum...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    How do they source those old chips? Surely no fab will be interested in making them. Maybe they have a stockpile of old NES's...
  3. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,283   +242

    if I go back to NES gaming, I'll stick with the free NES emulator. :)
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,271   +455

    Yeah - $500 is just t00 much. Maybe $100 and I'd consider it.
  5. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    This is kinda pricey considering I have 2 NES's and they both were only like (Well one was a gift along time ago lol) 30 bucks. Sure this plays Famicom games as well, but you can get a Famicom (I own one of those as well) for under 50 bucks on ebay so I do not see the point.

    If this had the Famicom Disk system built in, I might be able to justify it a bit more since those cost alot more and require maintenance at times. But alas it does not...(I love the Famicom disk system, its a kick *ss game console)
  6. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 296   +125

    After reading about this thing a few hours ago, I did some homework as to why it even exists. I haven't touched my NES in probably... 10+ years, so I had no clue it really doesn't work well on LCD TVs. Apparently TVs can scale the image properly, or quickly, so they've made external video scalers to add scan lines, reduce input lag, and clean the image. Apparently those things cost around $400+/-. So for someone in the market for one of those things this might not be a bad deal. However that $400 scaler will also work with your SNES, N64, PS1, Genesis, etc. Honestly I agree misor run them on a PC with an emulator. You can use any PC at all, and it will process all the scaling options for you. If you already own the cartridges somewhere it's not illegal to download the ROM, and you don't have to buy any other hardware (expect a USB adapter for an NES controller.) I suppose there's a market for it, otherwise it wouldn't exist.
  7. Yashiru

    Yashiru TS Rookie

    This is awesome. Reminds me of the old days.
    But do they sell games as well?
  8. Surely with the small size of the roms stick a 20gb SSD in and you would have space left over, maybe 50% to run the roms from a hdd. Would that not work. Cause for £500 with an SSD in, and every game available, I could see people thinking sure, why not ? Or hybrid this, with a Wii in some way?

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