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Retro-Games And Consoles Are The Latest Craze in the Gamer World

Many gamers are spending big money on retro-games and their consoles, even as new games and consoles are released. What's with this craze to keep the past alive?
The Super NES Classic, a mini-version of one of the first Nintendo consoles, comes with a vintage controller. Source: Adhiti Bandlamudi

This fall Nintendo re-released the Super NES Classic, a mini-version of one of its first consoles from the 1990s. It sold out in stores in just a few hours — the latest example of the craze for retro-games and their hardware.

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