A guy managed to install 2,500 games on his hacked Nintendo NES Classic Edition. Watch video below.
The Nintendo NES Classic Edition got a big boost in popularity when hackers found a way to install more NES games. Earlier this year the number of games NES Classic owners could install with hacking tools like hakchi2 have been in the hundreds. Now a guy showed off a NES Classic stuffed with 2,500 games.
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The NES Classic has very limited storage. To upload a library of 2,500 games advanced the NES hacker used advanced compression methods. The video below shows the working NES Classic with a library of 2,500 games in action.
The library of games is of course not just comprised of original NES games. The list of games includes titles from Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Sega Genesis, Super NES, Gameboy, Arcade system and others. Follow the this reddit thread to eventually find out how to achieve this on your NES Classic.
Retro video game fans who did not manage to get their hands on a NES Classic will be even more frustrated to see what potential the Nintendo NES Classic Edition has.
As reported yesterday, we are not seeing any signs that there are new NES Classic shipments coming in this month. All stores are out of stock. Only Amazon Prime Now is releasing the NES Classic in homeopathic doses on a daily basis. This will end eventually when the retailer runs out if its held back inventory.
Resellers are charging around $300 for a new NES Classic on market places such as amazon.com.
Nintendo is likely coming back this Holiday season with a new release of the Super NES from the 90s. This might comfort some retro video game fans.
In the meantime gamers can explore the Raspberry Pi NES project or just put a lid on the past and get a Nintendo Switch and play today's games. There are some signs that Chinese electronics will eventually flood the market with NES Classic clones. So far the surfaced NES Classic clone offers appear fake. Since there have been cheap 8-bit gaming systems available for years, there is no technical barrier to release a box in the shape of a NES Classic with an HDMI port to play NES games.
We keep monitoring the NES Classic supply situation and update the Nintendo NES Classic tracker for Amazon Prime Now until the end of the month.