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Aluminum NES maker announces smaller, cheaper Analogue Nt mini

Now just $449

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

Analogue, the company behind the aluminum NES known as the Analogue Nt, is releasing a smaller, less expensive version of its console this January. Known as the Analogue Nt mini, the new version of the long-sold out hardware will be 20 percent smaller and carry a lower price: $449.

The original Analogue Nt was priced at $499, but its tinier successor will outclass the original model with a better offering, the company says. The mini will comes with RGB and HDMI output (1080p/720p/480p) built in. The console will include a wireless 8Bitdo NES30 controller and Retro Receiver — compatible with PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii and Wii U Pro Controllers — as part of the package.

According to Analogue founder Chris Taber, those add-ons paired with the lower price of the Analogue Nt mini represent about $200 in savings over the original model.

The Analogue Nt mini will support about 2,000 NES, Famicom and Famicom Disk System titles.

Analogue says it plans to ship the Nt mini in January 2017. More information and technical specs for the Analogue Nt mini are available at the official website.

Nintendo plans to release its own miniature throwback console, the NES Classic Edition, this fall. The wee NES will include 30 built-in games as part of the $59.99 device.

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