Nintendo Resurrects The NES...What's Next?
Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (OTC: NTDOY) has already delivered a one-two punch following Pokémon GO's massive popularity with a nostalgic release of one of its original consoles: the NES. The back-to-back releases beg the question: Is the trend of capitalizing on nostalgia going to continue?
The new "mini" NES, set to release this fall, will come pre-packaged with 30 of some of the most beloved games in Nintendo's history and is likely to be a hit with its low $60 price point. It is likely that the release could spark a new trend in retro gaming, and it's far from improbable to expect other refreshes of Nintendo consoles and even other classic gaming systems.
Some of the rumored console re-releases include:
- Commodore 64: The 8-bit computer gaming console released in 1982 has already raised $100,000 — of a $150,000 goal — already from an Indiegogo campaign.
- Sega Dreamcast: Released in early 2000s, the highly anticipated console flopped and was Sega's last hardware, but a petition to bring back the console has already amassed 27,000 signatures.
- ColecoVision: Released in 1982, Coleco is set to bring back its classic console dubbed the Coleco Chameleon and will bring back arcade classics like "Donkey Kong" and "Frogger."
If all goes well, gamer aficionados everywhere could see other consoles come back as well. What consoles would you like to see come back?
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