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Hyperkin Retron 1 HD wants to fill the void left by NES Classic Edition

Hyperkin Retron 1 HD wants to fill the void left by NES Classic Edition

Now that we're well into May, your chances of finding an NES Classic Edition at retail price are pretty much zero. While that's likely frustrating to a lot of folks, Hyperkin is looking to fill the space left by the discontinuation of the NES Classic Edition. The company has revealed its new Retron 1 HD, giving classic gaming fans another way to play NES games on their HDTVs.

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Nintendo Switch gets an unofficial Super Famicom makeover

Nintendo Switch gets an unofficial Super Famicom makeover

Nintendo might now be considered the underdog among the three console giants, but its fans go farther back in time and possess an unwavering love for the company's console designs. It doesn't hurt that Nintendo uses very memorable designs. So when the Nintendo Switch came out, it was really only a matter of time before someone tried to blend Nintendo's oldest and its newest, the Switch and the Famicom. Well, someone just did, and the results are jaw-dropping.

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NES Classic discontinued due to lack of resources, Nintendo explains

NES Classic discontinued due to lack of resources, Nintendo explains

It came as a surprise and disappointment to many around the world to learn earlier this month that Nintendo was discontinuing production of the NES Classic, especially when demand for it was still so high. However, Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has forward this week to explain the company's decision, also noting that the mini retro console was originally intended to be a limited item for the 2016 holiday season.

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You can still get an NES Classic Edition, but it’ll cost you

You can still get an NES Classic Edition, but it’ll cost you

Earlier today, the hard-to-find NES Classic Edition was briefly available at Best Buy. As is usually the case with the NES Classic Edition, it sold out quickly, but there's one big difference this time around: this could very well be the final restock Best Buy gets. We might see other retailers get more consoles sometime this week, but once April is over, there won't be anymore replenishment coming from Nintendo.

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NES Classic Edition in stock at Best Buy today

NES Classic Edition in stock at Best Buy today

Just a heads up if you're still trying to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition: Best Buy will says it will have "limited quantites" in stock at stores today. This restock comes a couple of weeks after Nintendo officially pulled the plug on the NES Classic Edition, announcing that retailers would be getting their final shipments throughout the rest of April. Given the date, it's very likely that these will be the last NES Classics Best Buy will receive.

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NES Classic Edition production ends in Europe

NES Classic Edition production ends in Europe

Last week, Nintendo announced that it was discontinuing the immensely popular NES Classic Edition in the US. Today, the company confirmed that the mini console will be discontinued in Europe as well. That probably isn't the most surprising news given its discontinuation in the US, but now we've got official confirmation from Nintendo.

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NES Classic Edition has been officially discontinued

NES Classic Edition has been officially discontinued

Bad news for those of you who have been looking for an NES Classic Edition since November: Nintendo has officially pulled the plug on the mini console. The company says that retailers will be receiving their final shipments throughout April, and after that, you'll have to rely on third party resellers if you want to find one. Nintendo, as many of you already know, has had major issues keeping the NES Classic in stock ever since its November launch.

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NES Classic Edition in stock? Not so fast… [WARNING]

NES Classic Edition in stock? Not so fast… [WARNING]

Over the past week it’s come to our attention that a new scam has come about, targeting those gamers in search of the elusive NES Classic Edition. This gaming console was released late last year by Nintendo and met with ravenous hordes of consumers. This console sold out extremely quickly across the United States, only to be replaced with stock-seekers and flippers - and not the good dolphin kind. The value in the device is in attaining for the original price - anything else is bonkers.

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Now you can use Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons with the NES Classic

Now you can use Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons with the NES Classic

In recent days, we've discovered that the Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch have compatibility with more devices beyond the console they're intended for. We can add one more to the list today, as 8bitdo and Analogue are making them compatible with the NES Classic through their previously released Retro Receiver.

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NES Classic Edition first impressions: Feels like the first time

NES Classic Edition first impressions: Feels like the first time

It might be strange to see to the words "NES Classic Edition first impressions" in the title of this article when the infamous mini console has been out for more than four months now. Like many of you, I've spent those months looking high and low for one, only to be greeted by "sold out" notifications everywhere I looked. I was finally able to get one last week, and since it was first hooked up to the TV, it's seen almost constant play. I'll share my opinion on whether or not the NES Classic Edition was worth the four month wait later (more on why that particular article will be delayed in a bit), but for now, I thought I'd share my early thoughts on it.

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NES Classic Edition in stock now at Best Buy [Update: Sold out]

NES Classic Edition in stock now at Best Buy [Update: Sold out]

We've got some big news for you if you're still trying to snag an NES Classic Edition - at the time of this writing, the nearly impossible to find mini console is back in stock at Best Buy. As always, you'll want to act fast to secure one for yourself, because there's no telling how many Best Buy has to sell. If the past is any indication, then Best Buy's stock will sell through quickly regardless of how many are on hand.

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NES Classic Edition sales have hit 1.5 million despite stock shortages

NES Classic Edition sales have hit 1.5 million despite stock shortages

It might be hard to believe since it's impossible to find, but Nintendo has revealed that the NES Classic Edition has sold 1.5 million units globally. What was once expected to be a niche item has turned into something of a sensation, with stock selling out immediately upon launch back in November. Ever since then, any new stock retailers get in has been snatched up instantly.

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