NES Mini: official developer interviews, specs, controller extension cables, no pre-orders in NA

NES Mini – Developer interviews

In the past few weeks, Nintendo shared some official developer interviews on its Topics website. The developers interviewed are famous creators, who worked on the various games included in the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainement System. Previously only available in Japanese, those interviews are now getting an official translation in English!

Two are already available:

More interviews will be added in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned!

NES Mini – Specs

Yesterday, Peter Brown from GameSpot shared a picture of the motherboard of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System, revealing some juicy bits. First of all, it shows that the flash memory is directly soldered to the motherboard itself, which means there will be no easy way to mod the NES Mini and/or add games.

Thanks to this picture, duo8 has managed to identify the various components used:

  • SoC: Allwinner R16 (4x Cortex A7, Mali400MP2 GPU)
  • RAM: SKHynix (256MB DDR3)
  • Flash: Spansion 512MB SLC NAND flash, TSOP48
  • PMU: AXP223

NES Mini – Pre-orders

Trying to secure a pre-order for the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System in North America? Unfortunately, it looks like Nintendo has decided there wouldn’t be any. Even though a few retailers took some pre-orders a while ago (those didn’t last very long), a Nintendo rep has confirmed that players would have to wait until launch day to buy a NES Mini.

Source: maxcriden

NES Mini – Controller extension cables

Remember yesterday, when we said that Insignia wouldn’t be the first or the last company to release third-party controller extension cables? Well, two more similar cables popped up since then:

NB: affiliate links


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