In the west, we have the NES Classic Edition as our tiny Nintendo console that packs 30 games in for $59.99. In Japan, they have the Famicom Mini. Same deal, same rough price, completely different look.
Japan’s also taking the retro road with their marketing efforts. They’re going one step further, though an ad for the Famicom Mini that’s an incredible remake of what ran in the 90s for the Famicom.
First, here’s the old ad.
Here’s the ad for the Famicom Mini.
“Family Computer!!” indeed.
I think I’ll import one of these Famicom Minis when the price and scarcity improves.