SNES Mini teardown shows lots of similarities to NES Mini

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Hackers on High Alert


The release of the Super Nintendo Classic Edition is just a few hours away and already a teardown has discovered it has a lot of similarities to the NES Mini.

From Eurogamer:

Our suspicions that Nintendo had the same hardware platform came from several factors: the controller interface is the same, the HDMI and USB placements are identical, the UI is similar, and general system behavior is also very reminiscent of last year’s hardware.

They go ahead and discuss how the SNES Mini runs on the same hardware as the NES Mini, something that could make it possible for would-be hackers to once again unlock the full potential of the console and adding its library of over 700 games to it, which is exactly what happened with the NES Mini shortly after it was released, and one of the reasons the system is in so much high demand that it can no longer be found.

For those of you interested in getting the Super NES Classic Edition, Nintendo will be releasing a larger amount of systems than they did with the NES Mini, and the NES Mini itself should receive a re-release in Summer of 2018.

To read the full article, head over to Eurogamer.

Source: Eurogamer

Sergio Acevedo is a writer at Shigerunews. You can also talk with him about Nintendo happenings on Twitter and listen to his Nintendo Podcast at the Force in Unison Gaming channel.


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