With all the functions and projects that we can create with a Raspberry Pi, it is curious how everyone turns to developing and emulating the old consoles of the 80s. The love for these gadgets reaches such an extent that an operating system has been created that combines the interface of the new consoles with the operation of old video games. At this point we find Pitendo, an almost exact reproduction of the first Nintendo console and that works.
The operation of Pitendo, as you may already know, is carried out by Raspberry Pi 2, a board that incorporates an 8 Gb microsd with the operating system Retropie and several old video game emulators, although video games or roms are not built into the card.
Pitendo also comes with a power cable, an hdmi cable and a USB controller with the appearance of the supernes. The case with that characteristic shape of the Nintendo NES is printed and painted, as can be seen by the customization of the logo.
Pitendo includes a Raspberry Pi 2 and a SuperNes usb controller
The idea of the creators of Pitendo is to market this console as if it were the Nintendo NES itself. For this reason, from its website we can get hold of this peculiar version of the Mario Bros. game console. The price is $ 139, a price a little something, not to say very high since in essence both the printing and the usb control do not cost 100 dollars which is the difference between the price of the Raspberry Pi 2 and the Pitendo.
Also, on the other hand, I don't know why videogames are not included. While it is true that some ROMs cannot be marketed, it is also true that there are several ROMs that have Copyleft and that therefore could be inserted into the sd, without including it in the price of course. Even so, for those of you looking for roms and video games, you will find a wide catalog at the Internet Archive.