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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and gamers of all shapes and sizes, it’s time to meet the tiny little box of your dreams. The insanely popular NES Classic Edition was recently canceled. It’s true that you can still grab one on Amazon for a premium, but there’s actually a much better mini console that’s about to launch.
Meet the Hyperkin RetroN 1 HD Gaming Console for NES, a tiny $40 box that looks just like the retro NES Classic. The difference between the two boxes is huge though — the NES Classic only plays a handful of old games, but the RetroN 1 can play any NES cartridge on the planet. It’s set to launch this Friday, June 2, so you should definitely order one on Amazon right now if you want to get it anytime soon. Trust us, this thing is going to be just as popular as the NES Classic once people start to catch wind of it.
Here are some highlights 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
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