NES Classic Edition: Games List Can't Be Expanded, But Mini NES Specs Outshine Wii And 3DS

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The NES Classic Edition will bring back 30 NES games to fans’ living rooms on Nov. 11.With review units already sent, some curious people took it upon themselves to dissect the miniature console to see what makes it tick and the findings are quite interesting.

Gamespot took apart their NES Classic Edition and found that the console’s memory makes it almost impossible to add any new games. Here’s the tweet from Gamespot’s Review Editor, Peter Brown.

The above tweet and picture led to a Nintendo subreddit thread where the community broke down what is used to create the NES Classic Edition and found out the following:

SoC: Allwinner R16 (4x Cortex A7, Mali400MP2 GPU)

RAM: SKHynix (256MB DDR3)

Flash: Spansion 512MB SLC NAND flash, TSOP48


Unless they actually wired that USB port for data there's no easy way to add games.

Yes it's more powerful than a 3DS.

As the subreddit pointed out, the specs of components inside the NES Classic are more powerful than the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Wii. Plenty of redditors also pointed out that these specs could mean that people may find a way for the console to play SNES and N64 games, but that will take a lot of careful maneuvering.

With the specs included in the Mini NES, Nintendo could theoretically create mini versions of the SNES and possibly the N64. That would be a glorious day.

The NES Classic Edition releases Nov. 11.

So what do you think of the Mini NES as a whole? Will you be buying it? Let us know in the comments section below.

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