Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Coming to a Scalper Near You!

Well, it's official. Nintendo is making a Super NES version of its extremely popular, and just as extremely under-supplied, Classic game console. Here's an image of the box, straight from Nintendo's web site...

And here are all the games that will be included, courtesy of Polygon.

But because you're never, ever going to find one, here's a mask so you can pretend to be the hero of the obscure Sega RPG Panzer Dragoon Saga!

Image from Retro Gaming Australia
I'd like to direct you to the caption on the bottom of this advertisement, which was the last middle finger in the face Sega fans needed to switch their allegiance to other console manufacturers.

Gosh, I hope I'm not being too subtle. Nintendo claims that there will be "significantly more" Super NES Classic Edition systems manufactured, but coming from the company that cut supplies of its products to the point where people were willing to risk their lives for them, I'm not optimistic.

In games you can actually buy news, the Playstation Store is having a helluva mid-year sale, with tons and tons of titles you can purchase at a fraction of their original prices. (An even smaller fraction, if you have Playstation Plus!) I'm actually considering the Namco 3-in-1 pack, despite the fact that I've bought Ms. Pac-Man, Dig Dug, and Galaga for countless other systems over the last thirty five years. In my defense, most of the home ports of Ms. Pac-Man were kind of crappy...


  1. Yeah, I'm not interested in the SNES Classic Edition. I mean, I *am* interested in it, but I'm not going to try to buy one once they're out. I really wanted an NES Classic Edition, but like you said here, Nintendo made it so they were impossible to find--unless you wanted to pay two, three, four times the asking price. No thanks. So, even if the SNES Classic Edition is well stocked this time around, I won't be buying one. Which is sad, as it appears to offer a nice selection of games.

    1. I honestly can't blame you for feeling this way. Nintendo burned a lot of goodwill by drying up the supply of the Classic NES. It made them a lot of money in the short term, but may cost them the loyalty of their fanbase in the long term. I'll be watching the sales of the Classic Super NES very carefully to see if their exploiting artificial scarcity comes back to bite them in the ass.