We normally advise professionals on the importance of replacing legacy systems. In general, outdated technology platforms cause serious technological challenges; however, there is one legacy system that is totally worth buying. In fact, with the holidays right around the corner, many retailers are stocking their shelves with this updated version of what was once considered outdated technology. It’s the legacy system that everyone wants to buy and we recommend purchasing one right away!
Using outdated technology can be fun! Yes, fun!! And, if you grew up in the heyday of classic arcade video games like Donkey Kong, PACK-MAN, and Super Mario Bros., you already know how much fun it can be. In which case, Nintendo has the ultimate holiday gift for you: NES Classic Edition.
It’s Not Outdated Technology … It’s “Classic”
As the Nintendo site says, “The NES Classic Edition system is a miniaturized version of the groundbreaking (Nintendo Entertainment System) originally released in 1985.” Simply plug the system into your TV’s HDMI port (an HDMI cable is included in the box) and you’re set for hours of entertainment.
The system is pre-installed with 30 classic Nintendo games, including:
- The Legend of Zelda
- Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr.
- Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3
- FINAL FANTASY
- Kid Icarus
- Tecmo Bowl
The NES Classic Edition comes with one original gray, full-sized controller. Additional controllers available for purchase at $9.99.
NEW Classic Edition and Nintendo Wii
Classic NES controllers are also compatible with NES Virtual Console games on Nintendo Wii and Wii U. Simply plug the NES Classic controller into your Wii Remote, and you’re all set. With a Classic Controller add-on for the Wii, you can even play Wii games on your NES Classic console.
A Holiday Gift for Kids of All Ages
To be completely clear, the new (old) version of the NES Classic should be considered anything but outdated technology. Nintendo Classic Edition will certainly help you relive the ‘80s in all their glory and it retails for just $59.99. And, unlike your legacy equipment at the office, NES Classic makes for a great addition to family game nights—or the perfect way to spend a cold and snowy New Year’s Day indoors.
Out with the old and in with the new. From All Phases IT’s tech enthusiasts to yours, we wish everyone a very happy beginning to the 2016 holiday season!