LOS ANG - The Nintendo Entertainment System is small in size but making a big comeback.
"It's so old school; it's so loved," said esports commentator Alex Richardson.
"It was my first true introduction to video games and one that sparked my imagination," said Hector Rodriguez, the owner/CEO of OpTic Gaming.
Nintendo announced Thursday it's launching a version of their NES system originally launched in 1985, this November.
"If you look at the resurgence whether in fashion or different places where all this old style, 1980,1990's everything is making a resurgence, I think it makes sense, a lot of sense, that video games are making a resurgence," said Marty Strenczewilk, the CEO/Owner of the pro esports team Splyce.
At the call of duty stage 2 finals in Burbank Thursday, many said NES laid the foundation for the games they play today, and that the comeback would be huge.
"The buzz is...everyone's going to buy it. Honestly. The price is so awesome as well. 30 games, pre-installed. 60 bucks. And it's literally, you plug in one cable. We're humans. We're so lazy. Like it's, cheap, it's easy to use, i'm going to buy it, that's it," said esports commentator Alex Richardson.
It looks just like the original, but it's small enough to fit in your hand, and comes with 30 games built into it.
"It's the classics that got me into gaming. Zelda. Double Dragon. The original Marios," said Strenczewilk.
"One twenty-one-year-old pro gamer who didn't grow up with it, says it even interests him *more* than Pokemon Go.
"Pokemon Go, I don't really play it because I don't like to move around, I'm a professional gamer. I basically sit all day. But if I got Super Mario...that is the game...i'm gonna be playing that a lot," said professional Call of Duty player Jeremy Astacio.
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