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I'm very curious about this as well.bluedogrulez wrote:I'm wondering what Nintendo will do with the thumbstick for its inevitable N64 mini. Frankly, I cannot see Nintendo using an OEM-style stick . . . so I wonder how Big N's solution will compare with this one.
What do you mean by that? Did Nintendo say that was the purpose of the Mini's? I thought it was just a cheap way for them to make some cash (and inadvertently boost R-Pi sales).sanni wrote:Only one logical option: Switch Pro Controller sticks.
Remember all the Mini Consoles are just test runs for the virtual console coming eventually to the Nintendo Switch.
I don't think the Minis have much to do with the Switch, or with VC for that mattter.sanni wrote:I'm confident that Nintendo thinks it's losing money on the Mini Consoles or else they would not make them in such a limited run.
The Club Nintendo Snes controller never sold below $30 a piece and they sold the SNES games for $8 on the Wii U Virtual Console. The SNES Mini has 21 games and two controllers, so that's a value of $230 without the console itself. Yet Nintendo sells the Mini for $80.
So there needs to be more to it than meets the eye here.
In my opinion the Mini consoles serve both as a marketing stunt and a test drive. They use the same family of CPU(ARMv7) as the Switch(ARMv8) so porting the emulators proven to be working on the Mini consoles to the Switch will be easy. Also with all the hype around them it is guaranteed that this will boost Virtual Console sales once it becomes available on the Switch. If everyone could get a Mini console no-one would need to buy Virtual Console games.