The Controller For The Mini Famicom Seems Small

Do you have small hands? This might be the controller for you! [Image via Game Memo]

In Japan, Nintendo has released console specs for its Famicom Classic Edition, but they do not include the controller's width. 

At the bottom, it states that the controller is not included. [Image via Nintendo]

Going by the above specs, Japanese website Game Memo guesses that the Famicom Mini Controller is about 9cm across, which is about 3cm smaller than the original controller. 

The NES Classic Edition, however, is the same size as the original NES controller. This probably wasn't possible with the Famicom Classic Edition, because the controllers are stored in the console's side slots. Having a regular sized controller would have made the mini Famicom look odd. 

[Image via Nintendo]

Is 9cm too small? Well, according to Nintendo, the Game Boy was 9cm in width and the Game Boy Color was 7.8cm. It's a feasible size, though small. 

It looks like it's the size of a business card. [Image: Nintendo]

Via 2ch, here is how the Mini Famicom controller compares to the original, the Game Boy Micro Famicom edition, and the New 3DS.

[Image via 2ch]

Kids and adults with baby hands should love it.


Comments

    So what games do I miss out on if I get this and not the Mini NES?

    And vice-versa?

      I suppose the question to ask first is: Can you read Japanese?
      Pretty sure there is an article somewhere on here with a list of what is on them.

    Is 9cm too small? Well, according to Nintendo, the Game Boy was 9cm in width and the Game Boy Color was 7.8cm. It’s a feasible size, though small.The difference there being those units still had a longer body which extended below the level of the buttons where you could hold it between your lower thumb joint and middle fingers rather than pressing your hands inwards to wedge it in place like you might with the NES controller. Also the body was thicker, so easier to grip in a comfortable position.

    The first controller made especially for Donald trump. Ha! -High fives himself-

    Uuum dude have u played a gb micro?

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