This New Nintendo Costs $500... Even Though It Was Released In 1983

Analogue NT

Nintendo has confirmed it will not be revealing any new hardware at this year's E3 gaming conference.

Luckily someone else has stepped into do its job for it.

An independent retro games console maker has opened pre-orders for a new premium Nintendo Entertainment System - originally released in 1983 - made entirely out of aluminium.

The Analogue Interactive NT NES features original chips from the Japanese version of the NES/Famicom console, has four controller slots and the original expansion slots.

The only real problem is the cost: $500.

On the other hand, it should be compatible with your TV - Analogue also sells a $49 HDMI converter, sells original NES controllers (also $49) and is out not for pre-order, with shipment expected this summer in five colours.

Analogue says:

"The Analogue Nt is designed around the heart and brain of the original NES. The Ricoh 20A3 and Ricoh 2C02 - the identical CPU and PPU used in the original. Unlike the knock off and emulation systems that riddle the market today, the Analogue Nt is the only NES on the market that is built with original hardware. This means you’ll be experiencing the NES with the hardware it was designed to be played with. Free of any compromises.

There is something to be said about playing games with your friends, right there at your side. It’s a feeling that can’t be replicated online and it’s a unique attribute of retro gaming. The Analogue Nt is designed with four controller ports. This way you can play every four player NES and Famicom game ever made right out of the box."

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