The NES Classic Edition flew off store shelves from the moment it launched right up until Nintendo cancelled it earlier this year. In fact, units are still selling on Amazon at a massive markup, and plenty of people are paying sellers’ asking price. If you want a more sensible retro option that’s actually much, much better than the NES Classic, definitely check out the Hyperkin RetroN 1 HD Gaming Console for NES. Instead of limiting players to a handful of games that come preinstalled on the console’s memory, The RetroN 1 HD takes original NES cartridges so it can literally play every single NES game ever made. Trust us, you’ll be glad you snagged one of these instead of the NES Classic Edition.
Here are the key details from the product page:
- HD audio and video (720p), 16:9/4:3 aspect ratio switch
- High compatibility for NTSC AND PAL cartridges (via bottom case switch)
- Premium classic-style “Cadet” controller (10 ft. cable)
- 3 ft. HD cable, 6 ft. Micro USB charge cable with USB AC Adapter
- Also includes AV ports with AV cable
While you’re at it, definitely check out the Super Games cartridge, which features a whopping 150 different classic NES games on a single cart.
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