The images of the Nintendo NES Classic Edition are categorized and show the console, controllers and accessories. You will also find detailed close-ups of the ports and connections available on the NES Classic Edition.
Nintendo NES Classic Edition Console Box & Packaging
Despite seeing images online, the box was much smaller than I'd expected.
Left side of the NES Classic Edition box.
Right side of the NES Classic Edition box.
Inside the flap on the side of the box... "Now you're playing with power"
The back of the NES Classic Edition box.
The bottom of the NES Classic Edition box.
On top of the console, controller, and cables is a cool poster with a multi-language manual printed on the reverse side.
Beneath the cardboard enclosure is the NES Classic Edition controller - it only comes with one. Next to it is the mini console.
The contents of the box.
Nintendo NES Classic Edition Controller Box & Packaging
The NES Classic Edition controller box.
The left side of the NES Classic Edition controller box.
The rear of the NES Classic Edition controller box.
Nintendo NES Classic Edition Console
The NES Classic Edition is styled after the original NES from 1985. It features the color scheme and simulated cartridge door. It also maintains the same styling for the power and reset buttons.
The front of the NES Classic Edition has many of the stylings from the original NES like the ridged black strip wrapping down to the 2 controller ports.
The left side of the NES Classic Edition. It includes a static library of 30 built-in games from the licensed NES library, including some third-party titles.
The right side of the NES Classic Edition. It offers writable storage only for save states.
The rear of the NES Classic Edition has a USB port to supply power and the HDMI out port.
The bottom of the NES Classic Edition has LFR support (little rubber feet) lol. The console houses a brand new Nintendo Entertainment System emulation engine developed by Nintendo European Research & Development (NERD).
The NES Classic Edition set up and ready to play. Regardless of the model/region, the microconsole included 30 built-in games in all regions. Only 22 titles were in common between all regions. There were 8 titles exclusive to either Japan or North America/PAL regions.
Nintendo NES Classic Edition Ports & Connections
The power and reset button on the front of the NES Classic Edition have a nice feel to them - a very solid button mech.
The NES Classic Edition has two controller ports which are also compatible with with Wii U Pro Controllers.
Unlike many mini consoles, the NES Classic Edition outputs to your TV via HDMI. Another interesting facet is the power supply. A USB cable and wall-adapter are provided, but you can power the console via a USB ort on your TV.
The NES Classic Edition controller has a Wiimote compatible plug for use on the Wii U.
Nintendo NES Classic Edition Controllers
The NES Classic Edition controller. The controllers for the Japanese version are hardwired into the console just like the original Famicom.
The left side of the NES Classic Edition controller.
The back of the NES Classic Edition controller.
The NES Classic Edition has controller ports like the Wiimotes and allows you to use a Pro Controller with your mini console. You can also use the replica-NES controllers - from the NES Classic Edition - with Virtual Console games!
Nintendo NES Classic Edition Accessories
The NES Classic Edition controllers only have a 30" cable, so you'll likely want to purchase an extension cable. These cables have USB on one end and the Wiimote connection on the other. Definitely a proprietary cable.
The NES Classic Edition case will let you transport your console, 2 controllers and all the cables in this protective case.
Hyperkin's NES Controller to NES Classic Adapter you can use your favorite NES controller from back in the day, including joysticks and Nintendo's Dog-bone controller! It features include compatibility with NES controllers as well as with Wiimotes (NES controllers to Wii U/Wii). It has a 6-inch cable, so it won't act as a cable extender.
EMiO The Edge joystick was slated to be an NES Advantage-style joystick for the NES Classic EDition. However reports arose that is does NOT function with the mini console. Reports say it works fine with the Wii and Wii U consoles, but suffers some sort of compatibility issus with Nintendo's littlest console. Read up on this product if you are seeking one of thee units in the future.
The NES Classic Edition comes with this folded poster with the instruction manual printed on the other side.
Nintendo NES Classic Edition Sizing Comparison
The NES Classic Edition fits in the palm of your hand... even small hands.
The NES Classic Edition is much smaller than you might think. Here it is with a US Quarter.
The NES Classic Edition compared to the original Nintendo NES.
The NES Classic Edition compared to a standard NES game cartridge.
The NES Classic Edition compared to an 8-Bit Mario amiibo.
Nintendo NES Classic Edition Instruction Manual
There isn't much info in this manual which is a testament to the simplicity with which the device was created. The NES Classic Edition is designed to be easy to hook up and play!
The remaining section of the manual (not included) dealt with hazards and safety concerns.
Nintendo NES Classic Edition: The Hunt
It all started with getting up early and arriving at Toys R Us an hour before they opened. Some investigation the day before led me to believe the console would be in limited supply.
On line there was speculation TRU had about 15 consoles and one controller. GameStop only had 18 and Best Buy was at a similar level. I felt very fortunate to get a ticket guaranteeing I'd get an NES Classic Edition when the stor opened it's doors in 45 minutes. Lots of folks showed up only to be turned away.