Japan gets the Classic Mini Family Computer

Yeah, it’s the Japanese equivalent of the NES Classic Edition/Mini in the US/UK.

It’s pretty interesting seeing the controllers on there too, which you can actually remove and use as miniature versions of the original controllers. Probably not entirely practical for anyone with hands larger than a child.

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The American N64 is technically 20 years old today

The N64 was available in US stores in a limited capacity on the 26th September, 1996, before its official launch on the 29th, and I think the machine that gave us seminal classics like Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, GoldenEye 007, Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Mario Kart 64, Diddy Kong Racing, Wave Race 64, Sin and Punishment, Paper Mario, F-Zero X, and Super Smash Bros. deserves some pretty major recognition and celebration on its 20th birthday (regardless of whether you go with today or the 29th as its proper birthday). 🙂

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