NES Classic Edition Tops the Sales Charts as Commodore 64 Mini Release Date is Announced

Do you remember the days when the cocktail arcade machine along with consoles like the Atari 2600 and the NES ruled the gaming industry? Those days might not be coming back, but playing classic games remains a significant modern trend.

A good example of this comes from the latest console sales figures. You might not have believed it possible, but the NES Classic Edition topped the console selling chart in June when you look at units sold.

Yep, that’s right – an NES containing classic games like Mega Man 2, the original Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Pac-Man sold more units than any other console… during a month in 2018!

The research for this comes from NRP Group and it means the NES Classic Edition beat the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

NPD has been tracking console sales since 1995, and this is the first time any Nintendo Entertainment System has topped the chart.

Of course, when you look at revenue, the PlayStation 4 came out on top as it costs more. However, the NES Classic still performed unexpectedly well.

In addition, all consoles performed well in June compared to the same period in 2017, with sales up across all by 52 percent.

Commodore 64 Mini Launch Date

NES Classic is a mini version of the original console and has 30 built-in classic games. It was released in 2016, with Nintendo releasing the SNES Classic Edition the following year.

Now the German media company Koch Media is also hoping to capitalize on the appetite for retro games with the release of the Commodore 64 Mini. It will go on sale on October 9.

Here is the promo video:

The Commodore 64 Mini is half the size of the original Commodore 64 (which was launched in 1982) and has 64 built-in games. Staying true to its roots, the Commodore 64 Mini has a built-in keyboard.

The games include Winter Games, Boulder Dash, Pitstop II, Street Sport Baseball, Jumpman, and California Games.

The Commodore 64 Mini is also plug and play, plus it has two USB ports, so you can use a second controller for multiplayer action. It even has Commodore BASIC, the Commodore 64 programming language which you can use to create your own software.

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