The upcoming SNES Classic retro console is going to be huge this holiday season. But truth be told, it really shouldn’t be. Yes, it’s neat that Nintendo is making these retro consoles, but getting an SNES Classic means battling hordes of people for weeks to find one, all for a little box with a handful of old games that can’t be expanded. Here’s another option: pick up the Hyperkin RetroN 2 Gaming Console for SNES/ NES instead. It uses actual game carts so you can play literally every SNES game ever created. And as an added bonus, it also plays every NES game ever created. Not bad for a $44 console that you can actually buy right now instead of waiting for and having to fight over.

Here’s a quick blurb from the product page:

Play all your classic Nintendo favorites in the Retron 2 two-in-one system! Compatible with all NES and SNES games, the Retron 2 delivers hours of old-school fun. Comes with two wired controllers and supports classic NES and SNES controllers.

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