Nintendo Goes for 80s Kids' Wallets With NES Classic Edition

No more blowing into old cartridges you found on Craigslist
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2016 6:49 PM CDT
Nintendo Goes for 80s Kids' Wallets With NES Classic Edition
Nintendo goes all in on nostalgia, introduces the NES Classic Edition.   (Nintendo of America via AP)

Nintendo, drunk on the nostalgic success of Pokemon Go this week, is now setting its sights on 80s kids. The video-game company announced the NES Classic Edition on Thursday, Mashable reports. The mini version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System will be released this November and come preloaded with 30 classic games, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Tecmo Bowl. According to the Verge, the NES Classic Edition will also come with an HDMI cable for use with today's fancy TVs and a new version of the classic controller, which will be compatible with the Wii and Wii U. The whole package is only $59.99, so maybe buy two for when you smash the first one after failing to get past the second level of Ninja Gaiden for the hundredth time. (More Nintendo stories.)

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