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Analogue is promoting their Nt NES console in a wonderfully calm unobtrusive manner

Analogue logo Analogue has come to be known for recreating unusual and beautiful video game consoles. Their AES console came in a variety of beautiful wood finishes and is as much art as game. Recently they came out with the Nt, a $500 NES console made of aluminum. It too is a work of art that can also play the entirety of the Nintendo NES game library.

We've written a few articles on the Analogue Nt. Aside from it's striking look, it is the only NES-compatible console on the market not using emulation and it offers a host of great features. The Nt is based around the original NES hardware making the playing experience identical. It also features both NES and Famicom game slots with no lockout issues or region control.

The Analogue Nt is an RGB NES. This provides a sharp image with great clarity. The Analogue Nt natively outputs the highest quality analog signals available: RGB, Component, S-Video, and Composite. With the HDMI Upgrade (sold separately) - you'll be able to connect to your HDTV with HDMI, upscaling to 1080p or 720p.

With such specs, you'd think there would be a flashy campaign for the Nt. They've taken a very even tone with promotion online. They are simply releasing pictures of the Nt - with a game inserted - in front of an HD TV displaying the start up screen from the game. They offer no marketing blather - just the name of the game.

Metroid on the Analogue Nt Metroid
Bionic Commando on the Analogue Nt Bionic Commando

Balloon Fight on the Analogue Nt Balloon Fight
Bill & Ted on the Analogue Nt Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

I like the nonchalant way they are promoting the Nt. They're showing a lot of the prime NES games as well as some lesser known titles that demonstrates the breadth of games it plays

At $500 it's not for everyone, but it is a spectacular looking console that operates closer to Nintendo's original than anything else currently sold.

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