We held the Super NES Classic in our hands – CNET

The Super NES Classic is Nintendo’s newest childhood-in-a-box retro game console package. And we got to hold it.

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The 16-bit collection comes with two completely spot-on SNES controllers. The buttons feel just like they used to.

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If you’re curious, as a size comparison, here’s an SNES Classic with a bagel.

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Photo by: Scott Stein/CNET

The controllers are both wired, with more reach than the NES Classic’s way-too-short controller.

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Both controllers together are about as large as the whole system. The SNES Classic connects to your TV with HDMI, and uses Micro-USB to power it.

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The controllers use the same port as the NES Classic controllers, which means third-party wireless options might be cross-compatible.

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Photo by: Scott Stein/CNET

Photo by: Scott Stein/CNET

The SNES Classic may only be sold through the end of 2017, according to Nintendo. 

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Photo by: Scott Stein/CNET

We didn’t get to play one. Or even see the games demoed. All we did was look at the plastic hardware.

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Still, it’s nice-looking plastic. This is the US model by the way — Europe and Japan (including the UK and Australia) get a curvier model with colored buttons that matches the old PAL SNES.

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Photo by: Scott Stein/CNET

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