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Monday, April 17, 2017

Why Nintendo killed the Classic that consumers loved | ZDNet

Why Nintendo killed the Classic that consumers loved | ZDNetWhile Nintendo hasn't offered anything in terms of its retro console plans, it notes that it has learned a lot from the NES Classic mini experience. And with announcement-happy E3 coming up in a few months, it would not be surprising to see Nintendo announce a replacement retro console. This one, perhaps based on the Super NES, could allow Nintendo more opportunity to drive revenue during and after the initial purchase.

Such a console could include Wi-Fi as a gateway to Nintendo's Virtual Console, the traditional way. This would result in a higher price point for the hardware, which could still come bundled with a few games. But it would also allow Nintendo to make a full catalog of its NES and Super NES titles available for purchase.

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