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NES Mini Classic for $99.95 + Shipping @ EB Games

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NES Mini's back online at EB Games. Strictly 1 per customer.
Just ordered one.
Target as to what I've been told are having another shipment soon this month

10/1 1pm: Out of stock
25/1 11:30am: In stock (thanks crazynic)
25/1 11:58am: Out of stock
3/2 11am: In stock again thanks welcomeejs and also $99 at Target
3/2 6:30pm: Out of stock

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  • +67 votes

    Sorry to burst your bubble but this is RRP so it's not a deal… If anyone has a reason I will revoke my neg.

    • +13 votes

      It might possibly qualify as a deal if other stores are selling above RRP because of supply shortage, but I agree this belongs in the forums.

    • +24 votes

      Yes, RRP is not a bargain (reason for the neg).

      Below is my opinion (NOT the reason for the neg):
      Plus these things are a huge rip-off in general. 30 games, are you kidding me? Buy a Raspberry Pi and it will play almost ANY NES, SNES, GBA, PSX etc. game you throw at it. Another option is softmodding an old Wii (who doesn't have one of them collecting just).

      Heck almost anything can emulate NES games, maybe even the toaster in your kitchen.

      • +3 votes

        If you consider it is original genuine equipment from the manufacturer at $3.33 per game is quite reasonable as they are at least double this cost on the Nintendo eShop.

      • +28 votes

        While i agree this price point is a rip off, please stop comparing this product to piracy.

        Mind you, I'm not against emulator/piracy but comparing them doesn't make any sense.

      • +1 vote

        I'be considered the Mini NES before and have heard this argument.
        Whilst I agree, I also understand that picking up a pi isn't a plug and play undertaking. You still need to get controllers, load software, configure, etc.

        If they included the second controller for $99, i would prob grab one.

      • +3 votes

        You might as well post that on EVERY software/game post, because it's illegal anyway.

      • +2 votes

        I bought a Wii for $28 from ebgames mainly for this reason, works fine.

      • +8 votes

        Everything is cheaper when you pirate it and spend hours wrestling with Linux to get it to work. Plus once you've bought a raspberry pi and a controller, what are you going to save? Maybe 50$? If you spend two hours on it you're already behind, assuming your time is worth 30$ an hour.

        This plugs in and plays with no issues, and the unit and console are styled like the original. Not a fair comparison.

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          spend hours wrestling with Linux to get it to work

          If it takes you hours to drag files to an SD card (https://www.recalbox.com/diyrecalbox), then yes, stick with this toy.

          and a controller

          360 controllers are super cheap.

          going to save

          It's about getting more for same/less/slightly more. Not just the price.

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          Totally up to you of course. My point, however, was not that it's cheaper but rather much, much (much) better and versatile. You can have 30 NES games in a very hard to find little package, or make your own and have NES, SNES, Master System, MegaDrive, Amiga, MAME, PS1, N64, Gameboy, Spectrum, Atari etc etc. There are plenty of legal roms out there as well.

          Anyway, whatever floats your boat. Personally I love tinkering with this stuff (though it's orders of magnitude easier than you make out).

        • +2 votes

          @PainToad:

          I say this as someone with a PC emulator setup that I love, which relies on xbox 360 controllers that I also love: they suck for old school gaming on platforms that rely upon the d pad as the primary input. The d pad on the 360 controller is a piece of junk.

          The appeal of the NES mini to me is portability plus the controllers.

        • -1 vote

          @caitsith01: Isnt a Raspberry Pi portable enough?

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          @PainToad: RPI is more versatile. Grab a controller, 64 gig SD card, throw berryboot on the SD and bootup.

          From there install Jessie for general computing, RetroPie for gaming and Kodi for htpc use.

          As a kid I was more a Sega user then a NES so the RPI works better for me. Bit of a learning curve dicking with Linux thou.

        • -1 vote

          @jlogic: Lol downvote for speaking the truth.

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        Most people wouldn't know what a Rasberry Pi or emulation is. Yes it's not a bargain but that ain't the alternative. Finding it cheaper is.

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        I agree it's technically not a bargain. Still glad I saw it!

        I don't agree about the softmodding / retropie / roms part though. By that logic, all the cross-platform video games are a rip-off since you can pirate them on pirated windows. All wiiu games are a ripoff because the wii-u has been hacked to play roms. All movies are a ripoff because you can torrent them, etc.

        Agree about anything being able to emulate NES games.

    • -1 vote

      I raised a similar issue with this deal https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/284780 - it was nearly $300 above the manufacturers retail price. I negged the deal. I got downvoted to hell and my negative vote was void. I don't get Ozbargain sometimes.

      • +1 vote

        Because for that deal, there is no other way you can get the phone without the inflated price above china's RRP, unless you know a friend that in China to help you with it. That was the cheapest price available through grey market import.

        This is literally rrp posting of a hot item that everyone wants, should belong to forum but being a "deal" is more like being a notification to alert people to buy it.

        Not saying you are wrong to neg the deal, just different kind of situation and in the other deal you linked it was not an invalid deal since it is the cheapest among grey import companies.

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          I get what you're saying, but I still don't agree that paying $300 above retail is a "bargain", regardless of how limited stock is (plus it was only $15 Cheaper than DWI and eGlobal at the time). Useful for people that wanted the phone, but hardly a bargain.

        • +2 votes

          @aja12: Yeap I get you. I don't understand either but if they think it is a bargain, what else can we say right? I just let them be……. :P

    • +2 votes

      Please don't take it personally, it's not your fault, it's EB Games fault for keeping the RRP, so no hard feelings.

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      If anyone has a reason I will revoke my neg.

      Are the rules here a good enough reason?

      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/wiki/help:voting_guidelines#app...

  • +4 votes

    Tell us the price son, the price

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    This is RRP, it is not the cheapest ANNNNND you didn't even put the price in the title.

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    WOW Bought

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    Any extra controllers. I looked but couldn't find

  • +5 votes

    It might not be the bargain but the important thing is they have in stock. It's sold out everywhere.

  • +6 votes

    go try OzRRP.com.au >>>

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    Yeh more so OMG available more than any deal

  • +20 votes

    This may be the RRP but considering 90% of the time it's out of stock and can only be found on eBay for $250-$300 I'd say any stock at retail qualifies and the best deal on this you're likely to find.

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    Perhaps the desperation novelty has worn off!!

  • +3 votes

    For anyone looking to get into retro gaming, look into Recalbox or Retropie with a Raspberry Pi or emulation from a PC. Using modern controllers (like 360 controllers) is a lot nicer than using the older controllers.

  • +7 votes

    Nothing like rushing to buy something that been out for 20 years :)

    Just skimmed through a vid of all 30 games… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-0d6zGl06o

    Best to leave this in the past IMO. Or wait another 6 months and pick it up for $50.

    Disclaimer: I appreciate some people may be desperate to buy so don't take my view personally :)

    • +2 votes

      Yeah I never grew up with these games and was going to get one because of the hype. But after watching this video, man do they look boring and dated.

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      A 'hack' or mod guide was released a couple of days ago with instructions on how to upload any NES ROM you want onto the device.

      Makes for a pretty nice looking device for showing the kids or reliving the nostalgia of many old classic games.

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      I want to get it, but i ponder whether or not we are becoming to much of a materialistic society that puts our value and self worth on what we own,

      rather then what we have achieved and aim to acomplish that will have deeper…. Im just playing, buy buy buy buy! Do it now! Before its tooo Late! Ahhhh!
      Out of Stock! Nooooooooooooooo! lol.

  • -1 vote

    Only 30 games?
    If you have an original Wii, you can install an emulator and hundreds of games on an SD card, and play with the wiimotes.
    Foolproof instructions on youtube etc.

    (I won't tell Joe Average to get a Raspberry Pi :-) )

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      You can hack this one as well.
      http://bgr.com/2017/01/09/nes-classic-edition-mod-more-games...

      I would grab raspberry anyway ;)

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        Ah - in that case I stand corrected. Thanks.
        Looks a lot more complicated than modding a Wii, but will probably get easier.
        And unless you can add more flash memory, 512MB is limiting.

        • +2 votes

          512mb is probably enough to fill it up completely with entire NES library.

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          @Letrico:
          Thats 512MB total. There does not seem to be much space for extra ROMs. Maybe a custom firmware will solve that.

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          @manic:

          Do you know the size of NES ROMs? They are tiny, as in KB, not MB.

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          @FabMan: They are tiny!!! KBs not MBs

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          @jlogic:

          My emulator has 150MB of NES ROMs, though I've never played most of them.
          So only 1 or 2% of the 512MB might be needed for 30 games.
          Perhaps the problem is that the ROMS are in a small partition? Article said space to double the number of games.
          In which case, you'd need to repartition the flash drive. I've managed to brick a blu-ray player doing that :)

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          @manic: Which is why it is dangerous to do, especially if you want to keep changing the games.

          I managed to brick a CD-R which was unable to be recovered. Cost me $100 odd back then which was good money for me when I was still in university.

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          @jlogic:

          especially if you want to keep changing the games.

          Huh? Once re-partitioned, you wouldn't do it again when changing games.

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          @PainToad: From what I read it could only redo the thirty games again i.e. only has slots for thirty games? Has it changed again?

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          @jlogic:

          There maybe steps required to change the thirty games again, but it certainly wouldn't involve repartitioning the drive over and over again.

  • +2 votes

    Ordered thanks, been looking for ages

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