I may give Nintendo a lot of crap for the Wii, but every other system that company has made is gold sans Gamecube. Now, after 22-years, Nintendo of Japan is officially dropping support for the original NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Gameboy and Gameboy Pocket. After October 31st, if your SNES breaks and you need your Super Scope fix, you’ll have to visit a 3rd-party repair center or just buy another console. Quite a scary thought for Halloween.
The moves comes as more and more classic titles become available on the Wii’s virtual console. Sure, you can buy Contra for a few bucks and play it on your Wii, but you won’t be able to enter your beloved Konami Code. At least there’s YouTube videos to remind us of how awesome the time from the 1980s into the 1990s was.
Nintendo of Japan dropping Hardware support for the Famicom [Arcade Renaissance]