Thank goodness. The cables that run from the controllers to the actual Super NES Classic console will be longer than two or three feet. They’ll be closer to five, according to Nintendo.
One of the biggest problems I have with the NES Classic, aside from Nintendo’s inability to make enough of them to go around, is its cable lengths. I get that Nintendo wanted players to be close enough to the system to hit Reset and access their menu, but I don’t think the tradeoff was worth it. The extra length, while still not all that great, is very welcome.
I don’t think I’ll want to switch between games as fast as I did on the NES Classic Edition, either. The games on the Super Nintendo seemed so much better suited to longer play sessions than those on the original Nintendo. Think of EarthBound or The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, for instance. These are way longer games than basically anything offered on the NES, and they were built to be played in longer bouts.
This additional cord length is welcome, indeed.
The Super NES Classic will sell for $79.99 on September 29, 2017. If you’re able to pre-order one, do it.
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