> dracula wrote:
>> how was the quality of the emulation on the nes classic? I've heard mixed things
>> about the timing of games like punch out, on this site and others
> Very very good.
It may depend on what emulation you're used to. Compared to PC emulation the sound is noticeably delayed and you have the usual input delay present on most HDMI stuff, makes twitch games like Punch-out more difficult to play. Compared to a Pi, it's slightly less delay on input but still noticeable audio delay. The reason people slam Mike Tyson specifically is that the cues in that game are both video AND audio-based, so the audio lagging even further behind than the input, timing becomes acutely off. Lots of people don't really say they notice any audio issues but they swear up and down over Mike Tyson. Audio's the reason.
Laughably the fake NES Classic I got, the sound and video are actually VERY responsive, not CRT fast but very close to it, but that thing drops frames like they're hot and the video quality's bad and the audio's missing entire instruments and effects. Compared to everything else I've tried other than PC emulation, NES Classic's the best plug and play experience you can get. Video's super smooth and doesn't drop a beat, interface is excellent, and the soft-mod ability of the NES Classic makes it that much more of a value package if you want to dip into it.
For $60 it's a no-brainer, but for market value... it's a very heavy stretch. But it's loads better than any emulation they've had on Wii or Wii U.