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Retro Console Redesigns

The NES 3DS XL Will Make You Feel Nostalgic

— September 16, 2014 — Tech
In an effort to appeal to nostalgic gamers and collectors, Nintendo recently unveiled a special edition NES 3DS XL.

The original Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES as it's more commonly referred to, was a console beloved by many gamers who grew up playing it during the 90s. The exterior of the NES Edition 3DS XL is designed to mirror the look of the console's iconic controller with its classic A and B buttons, and D-pad. The NES 3DS XL will only be available through GameStop retailers and is one of three special edition 3DS consoles that Nintendo announced, the other two being a Persona Q edition and a Super Smash Bros. edition.

The NES 3DS XL will not be released until October 10th, but it is currently available for pre-order.
Trend Themes
1. Nostalgic Gaming - Creating retro-themed products that appeal to nostalgic gamers can tap into the market's love for nostalgia and create a sense of emotional connection with the brand.
2. Special Edition Consoles - Designing special edition consoles with unique aesthetics and features can create excitement and exclusivity among collectors and gaming enthusiasts, driving sales and brand loyalty.
3. Limited Availability Products - Releasing limited edition consoles that are only available through exclusive retailers can generate hype, encourage early pre-orders, and create a sense of urgency to purchase.
Industry Implications
1. Gaming Consoles - Innovating and redesigning classic gaming consoles with a modern twist can attract both nostalgic gamers and new customers, creating new sales opportunities and driving revenue growth.
2. Gaming Retail - Partnering with exclusive retailers to release special edition consoles can boost foot traffic, generate buzz, and increase sales for gaming retail businesses.
3. Collector's Market - Creating limited edition consoles that appeal to collectors can tap into the growing market of gaming memorabilia, opening up new revenue streams and opportunities for the collectibles industry.
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