SDCC 2016: Here's what the mini Nintendo NES Classic Edition looks like in the flesh


By now you know that Nintendo is bringing back the NES in miniature form, but we hadn’t seen it in the flesh until today.

The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition decided to make the trip to San Diego Comic-Con, and we caught the little thing sitting right next to its bigger, older brother in the Nintendo Lounge.

Nintendo NES

While we couldn’t get up close and personal with the mini NES, the side-by-side comparison gives us a good idea of just how small it is compared to the original.

Nintendo NES

Nintendo did an excellent job of taking the 1985 NES’ design and shrinking it down without compromising detail. It almost looks like you could sprinkle a few drops of water on the NES Classic Edition, and it would expand to full size, like one of those dollar-store dinosaur sponges.

Nintendo NES

While the resemblance is uncanny, the mini NES isn’t as fully featured as the original. Its cartridge lip doesn’t open, for one, and it will only be able to play the 30 retro games it comes with as Nintendo doesn’t plan on releasing any more. It can’t connect to the internet or other external storage device, either.

Nintendo NES

The NES Classic Edition goes on sale November 11 for $59.99 and AU$99.95 (around £45). It comes with a controller (how awesome does it look?), though additional ones will be sold separately. The Wii’s Classic Controller Pro is also compatible with the system.

After seeing what the NES Classic Edition in person, we have to say we’re even more excited for its release. It’s just like our childhood … in mini form.

Photos by Farrha Khan

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