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Opinion Game Dev Hardware Nintendo says it’s still considering possible future Mini consoles

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During a Q&A at its General Meeting of Shareholders held on Tuesday, which it has published in Japanese, a shareholder suggested that the Nintendo Classic Mini series could be a new way for parents who no longer play games to come into contact with Nintendo IP again.

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa replied: “We always want our products to be played by people of all ages, from children to adults. In fact, after being in the video game business for many years, we believe that there is now a very wide range of generations who have adopted Nintendo consoles.

“We will continue to examine the possibility of offering classic content, such as with the NES and Super NES Classic Mini series, as well as our online services, as a way of communicating the appeal of our products to different generations.”
 

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I'd rather have the virtual console back, but If Nintendo does release more I'd love to see more prototype games like StarFox 2.
 
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Lionel Richie

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Sony purposely designed the Playstation Mini to be hacked knowing it would be anyway, and that way they don't have to pay for a bunch of licenses. It was a slick move.

Considered how hard they mailed that one in, beating even fucking Konami by quite a largin margin in half assed laziness, I sincerely doubt this was their plan.
 
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Sony purposely designed the Playstation Mini to be hacked knowing it would be anyway, and that way they don't have to pay for a bunch of licenses. It was a slick move.
The SNES and NES classic were easier to run homebrew on. Even the official Genesis mini presented less hurdles than the PS classic.
 

Lionel Richie

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The SNES and NES classic were easier to run homebrew on. Even the official Genesis mini presented less hurdles than the PS classic.

The Genesis Mini shares a hacking software with the SNES and NES classics. That's how you do it what that guy suggested. Plus it has a kickass menu theme!
 
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Considering how well these things sell, and how strong the scalper market still is, it only makes bags of sense to produce more and/or create new platforms.

I still feel the biggest hurdle to ever getting an N64 mini is packing in the authentic controller(s).

They'd redesign the stick mechanism to be more robust, but it'd relatively simple to do so. Accurate emulation is going to be a much bigger task, because Nintendo is very demanding with emulation accuracy.

Sony purposely designed the Playstation Mini to be hacked knowing it would be anyway, and that way they don't have to pay for a bunch of licenses. It was a slick move.

Nintendo left a little greeting message for hackers in the SNES Classic, which is unusual for them considering their zero tolerance policy on rom sharing. And yeah, as pointed out, its security was near-effortless to circumvent.
 
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cireza

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I can definitely see them releasing new instances of the NES and SNES with different games.
 
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cireza

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Imagine if they re-released the mini consoles and only changed 4 of the games on the line-ups.
If they do re-release the mini consoles, you can be sure that some games will be kept. It will not be a completely new line-up.
 

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Fuck the n64. Give us a full blown (hackable) GC mini classic.

Would be epic.
 
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kanjobazooie

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It Prints Money™, so of course they're considering more of them.

They're still (infinitely) a better deal than the $250 Amico.
 

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Sony purposely designed the Playstation Mini to be hacked knowing it would be anyway, and that way they don't have to pay for a bunch of licenses. It was a slick move.
It takes effort to lock something down and they simply couldn't be bothered, which sums up their entire approach to the PS Classic. Half-assed bandwagon jumping.
 

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Mini Gamecube would be cute.

Preloaded with SSB Melee and 4 controller support it would rock the world.
 

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it already exist and it is called GB Micro, best really portable console ever
Too small for my giant hands. I'm also looking for something that I could then mod and load up with other gba, gbc, and gb games.
It's that or finally biting the bullet and getting one of those RG351 or Retroid Pocket 2 units.
 
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The reason why we still not have a mini N64 is because Nintendo is greedy, so they build Nes and Snes Mini around 3ds CPUs left, but this chip are not enough powerful to run a N64, they should use a more powerful chip, and they don't want to spend money.
 
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Sony purposely designed the Playstation Mini to be hacked knowing it would be anyway, and that way they don't have to pay for a bunch of licenses. It was a slick move.
Yeah, it was so ridiculously easy even for a dumbass like me. It's now one of my favorite consoles I've ever owned.
 

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A GB / GBA , N64 and GC ones would be a instant buy

That being said, would an N64 one even be good enough?