Last summer, Nintendo unveiled the NES Classic Edition (or "Classic Mini") - a modernized, miniaturized version of its beloved NES console of yesteryear. It went on sale in November, and since then, over 1.5 million have been sold in various markets around the world.
However, if youve been trying to buy one, youll probably be aware that they seem to be rarer than rocking-horse poo, quickly selling out at any store that manages to get new stock. But now is your chance to get your hands on this bundle of retro-gaming goodness, as were giving away a NES Classic Edition to one of our readers!
Unlike the original, the NES Classic Edition doesnt rely on chunky cartridges for its games; instead, it comes with 30 of the consoles most-loved games pre-installed:
One lucky Neowin reader will not only win the NES Classic Edition console, but were also including an extra controller, as well as the utterly fabulous Controller Messenger Bag shown in the picture above.
The best news is that this is a global giveaway, so its open to all of our readers around the world!
You can get a quick overview of the wonders of the NES Classic Edition in the video below:
How to enter
For this giveaway, were using Rafflecopter to help us track the entries, and to randomly select a winner.
If youre not a fan of social media, we totally understand - and you can still enter without doing anything on Facebook or Twitter - but our social media engagement is a big part of what helps us to grow (and to bring you more cool giveaways), so we hope you understand why were encouraging you to use these options... and enticing you to do so with extra entries in the contest!
To enter, simply submit a comment below this article, telling us which one of the 30 games on the NES Classic Edition youre most eager to play. This will give you one entry in the giveaway (multiple comments will be disqualified!). If you dont yet have a Neowin username, dont worry - its free, quick and easy to register!
You can also get extra entries to increase your chance of winning by choosing one or more of the following options:
- Follow me @gcaweir on Twitter. (This is worth one entry.)
- Follow @NeowinFeed on Twitter. (This is worth two entries.)
- "Like" Neowin on Facebook. (This is worth two entries.)
- Tweet about the giveaway. (You can do this once per day, and each tweet is worth three entries.)
The winner will be selected at random shortly after the contest has closed (the countdown at the top left of the Rafflecopter module above shows how much time you have left to enter). Well publish details of the winner once weve made contact - so be on the lookout to find out if youve won!