Nintendo America has shown for the first time the fantastically good-looking NES Game Boy Advance SP, the Stateside equivalent of the acclaimed Famicom SP that set retail ablaze across Japan.
The console, which is styled like the beloved NES controller, will be accompanied by eight NES titles: Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros, Excitebike, Ice Climber, Xevious and Bomberman, all priced at $20.
Nintendo was reportedly impressed with the reaction to the Famicom SP to the extent that a global roll-out of a similar device became inevitable. As we reported last week, research at point of sale revealed that many older gamers were more than willing to shell out on a Famicom SP and a range of software to tread the cobbles on memory lane.
More pertinent was the news that many of the buyers were making their first videogames purchase in some time with the FSP, often with a gap of several years between any other games acquisition. Nintendo figured out that if it can reach this lost consumer base, and supply it with its only current hardware unit, untold riches are bound to follow.
No word on a European equivalent at this time, though expect an announcement within the next few weeks.