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The NES Classic’s Controller Cord is Puny Compared to the Original

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You’ll have to sit a bit closer to the screen.

The NES Classic is coming out in a few weeks, bringing oodles of 80s gaming memories rushing back. But not everything is the same with the retro console.

We already know how small the device itself is, and we were told that the controller cords were much shorter than their 80s counterparts, but know we know just how much shorter. Some press outlets such as Nintendo Force are receiving their NES Classics today and, of course, are comparing the new controllers to those of the original Nintendo Entertainment System.


Based on Nintendo Force’s Tweet, the controller cord measures in at only 2.5 feet, which is tiny compared to the originals whopping 7-foot long cord. The controller itself is still the same size, though. Thankfully some things never change, except how close you’ll be sitting to the TV. The cord attaches to a Wii Remote port on the front of the console, so it can also be hooked up to a Wii Remote and used to play Virtual Console games in style.

The NES Classic comes preloaded with 30 classic games, including Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, and 3, The Legend of Zelda, and Zelda 2, Metroid, Kirby, Castlevania, Final Fantasy, and many more. Check out the full list here.

The NES Classic launches on November 11, 2016, for $60. Although, it will be difficult to track down since GameStop and other major retailers aren’t accepting preorders.

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