Nintendo’s gone and done it again. I consider the NES Classic a failure. Not because it wasn’t a cool idea, but due to the way Nintendo handled the rollout. They simply could not – or did not want to – keep up with the demand. I really wanted one, but so many jerks were buying them as soon as they were available that normal people like me couldn’t get one at the $60 price tag. Nintendo has since stopped production, so my only option is to pay 2-4 times more than retail to own it. I have a GCW Zero with just about every NES on it, so I don’t have an urge to pay it.
Recently, the Super Nintendo Classic was released. I thought for sure Nintendo would realize the problem with the NES Classic and simply create more of these awesome little devices. Nope. I still can’t get my hands on one without either stalking every retailer to find out when their shipments come in or just forking out 2-4 times as much to an online scalper. I consider this another fail.
You are honestly better purchasing a homebrew (home-made) device that has way more games on it. Some of them have up to 700 games on them for only about $100.
Nintendo, you have let me down once again.