Miniature versions of classic game consoles from the 90s of the last century are becoming a trend in recent months. To be precise, the beginning of a return to retro style was laid by Nintendo, which a couple of years ago presented a mini-copy of its own legendary Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
The original console entered the Japanese market back in 1983. After 2 years, it appeared in stores in the USA and Europe, starting its victorious march around the world. Over the years, more than 60 million consoles and almost 500 million game cartridges have been sold. Following Nintendo, SNK, Sega and Atari are launching their modern replicas of legendary game consoles.
NES prefix almost completely copies the design of its original, but has a reduced size (completely fits in the palm of your hand). Connection to TV is made via HDMI port, power is supplied via USB port. Unlike the original console, the updated NES does not support cartridges, but comes with several dozen once popular games, including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, PACMAN, and more.
Another Japanese manufacturer that produced the once super popular Neo Geo MVS slot machine has decided to release a mini-version of it in honor of the 40th anniversary of the company's founding. The console is equipped with an HDMI port for connecting to a TV, a 3.5-inch LCD screen, six control buttons and a built-in joystick. The machine comes with 40 preloaded games. The set-top box is available in two color options for domestic and foreign markets.
Rebirth of the Sega Mega Drive
Sega has also decided to re-release its legendary Mega Drive video game console. The retro version received the Mini prefix, which indicates its reduced size. The launch of the Mega Drive Mini is timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of its famous 16-bit sister. The design of the mini-console completely repeats the original, and the console itself comes with a set of pre-installed games. The start of sales is scheduled for the end of 2018.
Another major company in the gaming industry, Atari, has officially announced a replica of its own gaming console, the Atari VCS. The console design is based on the iconic Atari 2600 console and is made in a wooden style. The console looks quite modern, minimalistic and offers classic games. The developers have postponed the start of sales somewhat because they want to keep all the details of the original console. The Atari VCS will likely hit store shelves later this year.
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