Nintendo Classic Mini
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This is a tiny, modern edition of the popular NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) console that was released in November 2016. It has HDMI output for modern TVs, and has an internal lithium battery that can be charged via a USB connection.
There are 30 built-in games, ranging from the Mario series to some less well-known RPG games. The NES mini was universally praised for the quality of the released games.
There are slight variations of the releases from each region. Some games were not as well received or sold as well in Japan as they did in the rest of the world, and vice versa. The Japanese version was a small version of the Famicom console which was not the same shape as the NES. This edition also had a non-working Famicom Disk System box that could sit underneath for completist's sake.
The machine was controversial as demand far outstripped supply, with many retailers having to cancel orders that they could not fulfill. Nintendo re-released the machine in 2018 for a limited time to satisfy some of the demand.
This exhibit has a reference ID of CH48306. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.