Analogue Nt is a new video-game console that can play both NES and Japanese Famicom that also supports accessories from the NES Zapper to the Famicom Disk System. The new console is built from a single solid block of aluminium, and differently than other new NES-compatible consoles, like the Retro 5, the Analogue Nt is built with the original hardware like the CPU Ricoh 20A3 and the GPU Ricoh 2C02, for example. There is also no regional lockout, so you can play all cartridges ever made for the NES, doesn’t matter from which part of the Globe.
In terms of image, the Analogue Nt natively outputs the highest quality analogue signals available: RGB, Component, S-Video, and Composite. There is also an optional HDMI adapter, allowing any game to be played upscaled to 720 or 1080p.
With a nice design and interesting features, the only caveat is the price. The basic model is being sold for USD499 (more than any 4th generation console). Unfortunately it doesn’t stop there. Like an expensive car, you can customize it adding more features. For example, if you want it in red, blue or black, you have to add $50. The HDMI adapter will cost you an additional $79. Although you can use any NES compatible controller, a brand new one will cost $49, while a refurbished FAMICOM goes for $29. Lost already? What that means is to buy a coloured console with HDMI and two brand new controllers, you will need to pay around USD720. Just for comparison, a used original NES goes from $50-$150 on eBay.
The fact it is an expensive (yet amazing) piece of hardware didn’t prevent Analogue Interactive to sold out its first batch. If you, unlike me, can afford one, you can pre-order and get in line to get yours.