As you might have heard, Nintendo just announced that they will be re-releasing the NES Classic next month. By extension this also applies to the Japanese version of the console, the Famicom Mini. However it seems that given that Japan is Nintendo’s home country, it’s not surprising that Japan will be getting an exclusive version.
This comes in the form of a gold Famicom Mini which is more than just a new paint job. This version of the console was also create to celebrate the 50th anniversary of manga magazine Weekly Jump. This means that in addition to the special finish, the console is also expected to come preloaded with 20 games based on the Weekly Jump manga.
This will differ from the regular version of the Famicom Mini which has different games, meaning that those in Japan who already have the Famicom Mini will have to buy this version of the console if they want those games. The gold Famicom Mini will be priced at 7,980 yen and will be released on the 7th of July in Japan, but no mention of whether or not we can expect a version for western markets, although we reckon it’s highly unlikely.
For those traveling to Japan or has a friend there, we suppose this will be one way that you will be able to get your hands on it.