Light-Dark wrote:On a related side note; is there anyone manufacturing new PPU's and 2A03's?
Not sure if they're new, and they're certainly not authentic (they've got swapped duty cycles on the square wave channels IIRC), but you can find RP2A03e clones on ebay regularly.
For the 2C02, no, no one makes them new, but there is a clone maker on some chinese site (I think it was AliExpress?) that sells clones that use discrete UMC PPUs and CPUs.
Personally, I'm guessing the NES 'mini' is going to be Wii hardware being recycled in a last-ditch effort by Nintendo to dump inventory not sold in Wii Minis (RVL-201's).
Speaking of which, I wonder what they'll make the model name for the NES thing. NES-201? RVL-301? HVC-201?
I'm not really planning to buy one, but if I see one cheap enough I might just to tear it down. Nothing can replace my Famicom for me.
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But if this can be exploited to boot wii or gamecube games, it could be a really cool toy for hackers (though we'd have to find a way to exploit the Wii Mini before we have much hope of similar on the 'NES mini' if this is what it is underneath).