Retro gaming is big business these days, and the king of retro systems is unquestionably the Nintendo Entertainment System. The market is flooded with cheap "Famiclones," usually ARM-based Android systems running software emulators. The Big Red N has even gotten in on the game itself, launching the fantastically-popular NES Classic Edition, which allegedly costs $60 (when there’s one available for purchase, anyhow) and comes with thirty games built in.
Into this booming retro NES market wades RetroUSB with its new console, the AVS. The AVS costs $185 and comes with zero games. On the face of it, this seems like it would be a hard sell as against the NES Classic Edition, and indeed it is; the catch is that RetroUSB is not aiming at the same demographic at all. The AVS is actually quite a different beast from most of the "Famiclones," including Nintendo’s official entry, and, while it’s surely not for everybody, there’s definitely a niche out there the AVS aims to satisfy.