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Nintendo NES Mini Can't Connect to Internet, Won't Get More Games

System is a "standalone device" and it has no external storage, Nintendo confirms.


Earlier this week, Nintendo unexpectedly announced that its famous NES console is coming back with a mini version due out in November. It comes with 30 games, including some great ones like Super Mario Bros. 1-3, The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong.

Now, Nintendo has confirmed some further details about the device, including that it cannot connect to the Internet and won't get more games.

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Speaking to Kotaku, a Nintendo representative confirmed the miniature NES cannot connect to the internet because it is a "standalone device." It also doesn't have any external storage.

Nintendo also shot down the possibility of more games being added to the library over time. The 30 games included with the bundle are the only ones players can expect. Nintendo also talked about why it chose the games it did and said users should be able to find multiple games that appeal to them.

"The game lineup was chosen to provide a diverse mix of popular and recognizable NES games that appeal to a wide variety of players," Nintendo said. "Everyone should be able to find multiple games to enjoy."

You might also wonder if the mini-NES is just the first mini console Nintendo plans to come out with. Could there be a mini-SNES or mini-N64 in the future, Kotaku asked.

"We have nothing to announce at this time," Nintendo said.

Finally, Nintendo confirmed that the mini-NES' chamber lid does not open and it cannot play old NES cartridges.

The NES Classic Edition launches on November 11, priced at $60. Additional controllers are available for $10.

NES Classic Edition Games:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts N Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • Super C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

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