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Now this is cool. The Mini-Famicom’s commercial recreates the original Famicom ad from 1983, big pink puffy sleeves and all. Watch both ads and compare for yourself!

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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And they’re still keeping the ridiculously short cables for the controllers? I mean that’s the one thing the NES had over the Famicom, it had long enough cables for the controllers.