Nintendo Sells 262,961 Classic Mini Famicom Systems in 4 Days in Japan
posted on by Egan Loo
Kadokawa's game news source Famitsu reported on Tuesday that Nintendo has sold 262,961 units of its Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer (Famicom) system in four days in Japan. The system went on sale last Thursday, November 10, and promptly sold out at many retailers nationwide.
The Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer comes with these games, listed in chronological order of their original release:
- Donkey Kong
- Mario Bros.
- Balloon Fight
- Ice Climber
- Yie Ar Kung-Fu*
- Super Mario Bros.
- The Legend of Zelda
- Atlantis no Nazo*
- Makaimura (Ghosts 'n Goblins)
- Somomon's Key*
- Akumajō Dracula (Castlevania)
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
- Tsuppari Ōzumō*
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Ninja Ryū Ken-den (Ninja Gaiden)
- Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo (Mega Man 2)
- Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari (River City Ransom)*
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge
- Super Contra
- Final Fantasy III*
- Dr. Mario
- Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku Soreyuke Daiundōkai*
- Mario Open Golf (Mario Golf)*
- Super Mario USA (Super Mario Bros. 2)
- Hoshi no Kirby Yume no Izumi no Monogatari (Kirby's Adventure)
Note: Titles marked with an asterisk are included in the Japanese release but not the console's Western release.
The mini console is 60% the size of Nintendo's original Family Computer (Famicom) system that debuted in Japan in 1983. The mini Famicom can connect to a television or other monitor via an HDMI cable. Two controllers come in the set so friends and family can play together.
Unlike the original Famicom, players can save their progress for up to four games at any time. Players can also choose from several display options to fit their screen and game-playing desires.
The system shipped in Japan on November 10 and retails for 5,980 yen (about US$59). Players can charge the system via the included USB cable or an AC adapter sold separately. The AC adapter costs 1,000 yen (US$10).
Nintendo also unveiled a mini version of the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in July for release in North America and Europe on November 11 for US$59.99. The NES Classic Edition includes many of the same games as the Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer.
The Western release features the gray design familiar to many English-speaking gamers. Unlike the Japanese release, the set only includes one controller. However, the release includes an AC adapter that people must buy separately for the Japanese version of the system.