Nintendo Classic Mini Famicom Announced for Japan

Nintendo Classic Mini Famicom Announced for Japan

The Nintendo Classic Mini Famicom, a miniaturized version of the original 1983 Famicom, includes 30 games and arrives in Japan this November.

The original Famicom, or Family Computer, was released in Japan on July 15, 1983. Thirty-three years later, the classic system is being re-released — in smaller, more adorable fashion.

Just like the NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Nintendo Classic Mini Famicom will include 30 digital games. It will also include the system’s two controllers, palm-sized and ready for button-mashing mayhem.

Fans interested can purchase or import the Mini Famicom on November 10, 2016 at the suggested retail price of 5,980 yen (about $60). As a reminder, the NES Classic Edition arrives in North America one day later on November 11, also priced at $60.

To accompany the Classic Mini Famicom, Nintendo is also releasing a Famicom AC adapter on the same day. It will cost 1,000 yen (about $10) and will have a USB interface for the system’s power cable.

If the Nintendo Classic Mini Famicom isn’t small enough for you, there’s always the Raspberry Pi-powered NES.

Check out the trailer below for more information and a detailed look at the included games. One thing worth pointing out is that the user interface is shown, which should be very similar to how it looks on the NES Classic Edition.

Nintendo Classic Mini Famicom Intro

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