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Up close with Nintendo's new NES Classic Edition

The mini NES is so tiny

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Nintendo brought its miniature Nintendo Entertainment System — known officially as the NES Classic Edition — to San Diego Comic-Con this week, giving old school gaming fans a look at the wee console that's coming this November.

While we didn't get to actually play with the NES Classic Edition, we did manage to get an up close and personal look at the device. The mini NES is tiny — no wider than an NES controller. Speaking of controllers, the NES Classic Edition controller looks like a perfect recreation of the game pad that first debuted in 1985. It's also worth noting that the cord that connects the controller to the NES Classic Edition is distressingly short.

For a detailed look at the NES Classic Edition and the box art for the device, check out the photo gallery below.

The NES Classic Edition is slated to arrive Nov. 11, 2016 and packs in 30 classic NES games, like Super Mario Bros., Mega Man 2, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, Kid Icarus, Excitebike and more.