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It’s cheaper too.

We all know the hoopla that happened with the Nintendo Classic Edition that was released last year and with the announcement of the SNES Classic Edition, there’s a good chance that the console will also be sold in limited quantities.

It’s cheaper too.

We all know the hoopla that happened with the Nintendo Classic Edition that was released last year and with the announcement of the SNES Classic Edition, there’s a good chance that the console will also be sold in limited quantities.

But Hyperkin is offering an alternative just in case you can’t get your hands on the upcoming retro console. Their new Supa RetroN HD. Hyperkin’s product designer Chris Gallizzi tweeted a photo of the console yesterday.

The Supa RetroN HD’s internals are much like the original SNES – meaning that it can also play physical cartridges. That’s better than the SNES Classic Edition that only offer 21 games in a closed system. The games will be outputted using HDMI/Composite at 720p and you have an option to play in the original 4:3 aspect ratio the new widescreen 16:9 standard.

The best part? It will also be compatible with game cartridges purchased from any region. Pricing isn’t available yet, but there’s a good chance that it will cost less than the SNES Classic Edition.

Victor Philip Ortiz
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