Nintendo Classic Mini doesn't come with a power supply?

Being an 80's teenager,  I was super excited when Nintendo announced they were going to release a mini version of the classic 80's NES console, so I went ahead and pre-ordered mine back in July.

Well it finally arrived yesterday and I was shocked to discover it didn't come with a power supply. Luckily working for Power4Laptops I could get my hands on one quite easily, so if you do need a power supply for the Nintendo Classic Mini you can get hold of one at the link below:-


To be fair to Nintendo it does come with a USB cable that you can power from a USB source, but a lot of TV's don't have a USB socket built in and most people don't keep a computer next to their TV.

The other downside of the new Nintendo Classic Mini is the length of cable on the controller. You really do have to sit right in front of the TV when you are playing it, it's that short. That might have been OK back in the 80's when the largest TV sizes were 21 to 24 inches, but to be sat so close to a 50 inch TV is a bit much.

Nintendo should really launch a wireless controller, it would make the retro gaming experience so much more enjoyable.


The great thing about this console though is that it comes packed with 30 classic games Super Mario 1, 2 and 3, Punch Out, Donkey Kong, Excitebike, Pac-Man etc. It also gives you save points on games so you don't have to go right back to the beginning each time.

All in all it's brilliant fun and it's a reminder of what started the gaming revolution off before you had all the gizmos and different button combinations for different moves like you get on modern consoles. It's simple and easy and I love it.