So you think Nintendo is making $57 in pure profit on every unit sold?
It was a joke. My point was that these things are surely worth much less than they are being sold for. That's how the world works. Things cost less to make than they probably ever did before but the company heads benefit from it, not the consumer or the majority of the company employees. Sure they had to develop it but I'm sure that was relatively cheap due to the staggering lack of features and the fact that they are simply recreating a very weak console from the 80's with modern components. Oh and the fact that they don't have to develop games for it, they just have to slap some old games that are already made onto it (yes, I understand that that isn't free but it's still nowhere near as much as it would cost to actually develope a new game).
And besides! Any kind of expansion port would probably be hacked before too long, and then suddenly there goes the supposed profits they would reap from any of those fancy new expansions and so on.
That goes for every device but that hasn't stopped Nintendo from releasing new consoles so why would it stop them from adding extra functionality to this?
Perhaps you'd like the unit to provide that authentic blinking-screen NES sensation?
No. I'd just want the ability to play NES games on a modern TV without adapters, modding, using my computer or having to buy a new system that only has a handful of games that I'm actually interested in when something like what I am asking for here would be cheaper or less of a hassle.
I'm sure even they know that they can only "resell the same crap" so many times before no one feels like buying it anymore.
I think a lot of what I've seen from them from the past 20 years or so contradicts this. Plus, every few years a new generation comes along that they can resell their past glory to again and again.
What makes you think this would be any more "proper" than an emulator or a clone system if they just added an expansion port?
By proper I mean something that I can just hook up and play without a bunch of extra bullshit to buy or hookup and that is not some shitty pirate device or computer program that I personally only want to use for hacking purposes.
Yes, and this has thirty of them. Heck, if it really takes off they could probably sell a second non-expandable unit containing the other 20-40 games that are actually worth playing, and people would still buy it.
When they announce that I will be less disappointed. It reminds me of when a band releases a compilation of their old demos that people have been waiting to hear in a remastered form or a collection of EPs that is long since out of print but the band doesn't bother to put all of the tracks despite there being plenty of space left on the disc. It's disappointing and many people who would otherwise be interested in it will be disappointed. All said, I still may end up buying one of these things, it just pisses me off that they cheaped out. The CRT-TVs I have won't last forever and they are only going to get rarer and more expensive so if I want to play Castlevania III, Little Nemo the Dream Master, Contra, G.I. Joe, Super Dodge Ball, Wizards and Warriors II, etc. I guess I'll just have to be lame and play them on an emulator.
And yet, you still seem completely convinced that they have no idea what they're doing!
If I suggested that, I was being a smartass. I'm just so disappointed that they decided to release something like this and the result was a disposable NES...