In this handout image provided by Nintendo of America, Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo Co. Ltd., gives the keynote address at the Game Developers Conference March 2, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Iwata announced Super Mario in 3D for the Nintendo 3DS portable video game system.
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Good news for all gamers! Although the Nintendo NES Classic Edition already soldout, an alternative one, which is said to be a much better buy is still available in the market. This is the RetroEngine Sigma which promise to emulate over 28 different classic gaming machines.
Nintendo NES Classic Edition Soldout
One of the sensations of recent weeks has been the new mini Nintendo NES Classic Edition that includes 30 classic games installed in its internal memory. The game sold like hotcakes in the United States and was soldout in just a few days. Although Time has reported that UrbanOutfitters still sell them, it's still is getting hard to find one for sale nowadays.
Another problem about the Nintendo NES Classic Edition is that it can only play 30 classic games. That's not enough considering the cry out of gamers for nostalgic games that they had loved. Gamers are now requesting to acquire more titles including Donkey Kong, Zelda, Galatica and more. But this possibility has not been in the company's priority.
Is it worth it to look for a NES Classic Edition when there's a better alternative?
Nintendo NES Classic Edition vs RetroEngine Sigma
Having said Nintendo NES Classic Edition problems above, RetroEngine Sigma may attract demanding players. RetroEngine Sigma is a micro console powered by Kodi Media Center. It is still as its expense of achieving sufficient funding to become reality. But as of now, it already surpassed its $20,000 Indiegogo funding goal and backers are scheduled to receive units as early as April.
Unlike Nintendo NES Classic Edition, RetroEngine Sigma will be able to emulate up to 28 different game platforms. This means that it will have the ability to play everything from Game Boy, to Dreamcast, to even N64 games according to Gizmodo. And that's going to be hundreds of games to be played.
However, unlike Nintendo NES Classic Edition users must downloaded titles in RetroEngine Sigma, as the console only include a total of 15 factory games only. It should also be noted that the device has two USB ports to introduce both wired official controls as pads installed by Bluetooth.
The first 500 will buy it at a reduced price of $70. So if you think the RetroEngine Sigma is a better alternative to Nintendo NES Classic Edition, reserve now.