How much would you pay for a high-end aluminum NES?

Maker of premium retro gaming consoles tackles the Nintendo Entertainment System, designing the Analogue Nt with full NES, Famicom, and Famicom Disk support.

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The prviously released wooden Neo Geo console

Creator of high-end aftermarket retro consoles, Analogue, announced today that it’s well on its way to releasing the Analogue Nt, a re-engineered Nintendo Entertainment System with support for the full NES and Famicom library, including Famicom Disk games, when no other third party NES on the market currently supports the FDS format.

The initial announcement leaves a few details unclear, but Analogue will reveal all information pertaining to specs and pricing of the Analogue Nt, as well as open pre-orders, at the end of March. The previously released woden Neo Geo from Analogue retailed for $650.

While competing NES clones on the market allow you to play NES cartridges, compatibility with certain games containing unusual features, such as Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, is inconsistent. To avoid the problems that come with emulation, Analogue has completely re-engineered the guts of the NES with accuracy in mind. Like the wooden Neo Geo, Analogue Nt is fitted with enhanced hardware features, including audiophile and videophile grade components, and built-in support for up to four controllers, in addition to the aluminum chassis.

According to Analogue owner, Christopher Taber, the competition is doing it wrong.

“The thing that separates us from the competition is that we're only interested in doing what’s right. Creating something that we want to use ourselves and that we’re proud to bring to the world. There are so many knock off systems on the market today. Usually produced at less than desirable level of quality along side conflicting design choices. I'm not pointing fingers at anyone specifically, but it's not exactly news that most aftermarket systems are cheap, low quality and last for a limited time. You get what you pay for.

"People who really care about products talk about quality, quality, quality. Its not just quality but the integration and consistency of quality. It's not adding a few quality features or aspects; it's the entire thing, every aspect. Everything we develop comes from that perspective. We want to make things that will last a lifetime, that people will cherish forever.”

Discussion

105 comments
PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

Considering that there are online stores with huge amounts of NES repro carts of translated Famicom games that were never released outside Japan, this would actually be appealing.  But $500 is just asking way too much.

draco934
draco934

I would demand a shrubbery.......

jesot
jesot

Considering how hard and expensive it is to find working copies of games I'd actually want to play?  $0.10

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

I was a Sega guy as a kid, so never owned a Nintendo. But I loved playing my mates Nintendo and I have to say I would buy that. Just to catch up on all the quality games I missed.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

Modding systems has been going on for a long time now. While not on this scale there has been plenty of mods I have liked. The 4 player mod in the hardware is pretty impressive though. 

thereal25
thereal25

I like the term "high end" lol

mikees1
mikees1

Its Aluminium! It has an I before the u. If you Americans knew the reason for dropping the i from this word (putting the i back would bring the spelling of this word back in line with the rest of the world, who spell it correctly!) you would put back in a shot to save your embarrassment. Basically, when we Brits were shipping the stuff to you, one batch (just one) was labelled incorrectly as aluminum. Further batches were rectified. But Americans carried on using the incorrect usage!

CaveManCobb
CaveManCobb

About zero dollars total. There could be a couple fractions of a penny in there though. 

ShimmeringSword
ShimmeringSword

All these commenters acting like this company is making mass production mainstream gaming consoles for the pleb gamer market. If you can't see that this is clearly intended for high end collectors of course you're not going to understand the price.

Stay in school kids.

Knives98
Knives98

I'd buy that for a dollar!

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

Is it odd I'd rather buy that instead of a new gen console at this point?

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

$0.00000000000000000000000000


do you want to know why?


Because i paid a few thousand for a PC and it has an NES emulator on it that has a baziliion nes games already on it. INCLUDING the original final fantasy games.

Suaron_x
Suaron_x

I'd have to see how the actual games look on a modern TV.  Memories of playing Retro Atari games were so much better than actually playing Retro Atari games.  I suspect the same may be true of Retro Nintendo games.  Still for $650 you can buy a PS4, Wii U or Xbone and a few games...so the price (despite having the game libraries) is still a bit too high.

billlabowski
billlabowski

I would pay $100 for my local machine shop to mill a shell out for me in their C&C machine, then put the guts of an NES inside of it. More work on your part? Yes. But hell, why not? 

chipface-z
chipface-z

I'd pay no more than $100.  For what Analogue is asking, I was able to build my current PC.

deth420
deth420

I like the look of the wood!

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

I would probably get an aluminium one instead.

gplayer5
gplayer5

Why pay for stuff like this when emulators and games are free to download online?

adambomb007
adambomb007

considering you can play all the games free online i cant see paying much for this stuff. Maybe a $100 for a NES preloaded with every single NES rom would be worth it. 

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

Why? not like it would make the game look or runn any better then the one I have already

blackace
blackace

If he sold it for $100 or less, he might get some takers. It's funny that on his site he says they are backordered for the Neo-Geo version. lol!! The original Neo-Geo GOLD cost like $700 though, but it did some with a large controller. This guy wants just the unit for $650. No cables, controllers or anything else. lol!! Rip off. By the time you buy everything it's over $1000.

SipahSalar
SipahSalar

Still cheaper than the flintstones game.

juiceair
juiceair

"How much would you pay for a high-end aluminum NES?"


How much will they pay me to take it off their hands?

Vambran
Vambran

My NES carts are lone gone , and ive never seen a famicom game in my life. But this is cool non the less.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

I'm going to snatch up a lot of old new consoles at yard sales and buy a few cans of gold paint at home depot and make a fortune!

wretch1d
wretch1d

Tazz it up all you want its not worth more than $50, charging $650 is a horribly unfunny joke

theprismhead
theprismhead

@mikees1 The word is derived from "alumen", so, although I too prefer to spell it aluminium, it doesn't really matter. Language is not static, you don't write in archaic english either. Take for example the very frequent word "pathetic". It means something appealing to emotions. I've yet to see it not misused.

Saul_Ed_Snake
Saul_Ed_Snake

@---Cipher--- Nah, I'd would have bought one over my PS4 if the price was right and was available at the time...

DevericaWolf
DevericaWolf

@nyran125tk This is the truth. The Analogue Nt is designed for purists who have a library of real NES games and prefer the real thing.

schu
schu

@gplayer5  


Why pay for stuff when you can download it illegally? If you can't figure it out, then maybe there is no point in anyone telling you.

jameshubert12
jameshubert12

@blackaceexactly hence its another knock off system straight out of Christopher Taber mouth, im not pointing fingers but this is another console to make some spare change for
Analogu, this doesnt really appeal to me anyways, wonder whos actually gonna buy thigh though?? any takers...

pyro1245
pyro1245

@wretch1d  you obviously don't realize how much it costs to get aluminum parts like this made, especially in the quantities they're probably looking at; but I agree it's not worth buying for $650.

69
69

@theprismhead A great many words have had their meanings changed or re-defined over the years. Your definition is what's known as the "archaic" definition of the word. In the case of Aluminium, the issue is pronunciation not definition. 

mikees1
mikees1

@theprismhead @mikees1  Fair enough. My son posted the original comment, he's at college studying English literature, so is a tad more pedantic when it comes to anything involving English. He thought he was signed in on his profile, if he took as much care in checking whose profile he's on as he does correcting people the comment would have been made on his profile.lol

mikees1
mikees1

@bunchanumbers @mikees1 Well thanks, is that revenge on us Brits for exporting the rave scene to you Americans in the 90's? I was quite into my raving, couldnt give a toss, nor do i even care about twerking. You can keep it.

gplayer5
gplayer5

@schu lol so quick to act like an ass aren't you? I was obviously being sarcastic, but if you can't figure that out then maybe there is no point in anyone telling you.

white_wind
white_wind

@gplayer5 @schu lol, if it was a game from 20 years ago then playing it "illegally" is the only way anyone is going to play it, do you expect people to pay for them.