Nintendo previously released the NES Classic by making a smaller, modern version of the NES with 30 pre-loaded games and modernized controllers. There were only a limited amount that were produced with people buying multiple of these and selling them for exorbitant prices. This was a neat way to cater to a niche audience and worked out quite well for Nintendo.
Then they decided to make the SNES Classic, again with 21 pre-loaded games but one previously unreleased Star Fox game, Starfox 2. The SNES Classic is releasing on 29 Sept. 2017 for 80$, which is not worth it to pay this much money for a 27 year old console. I know the console looks cute and all but it seems to me that Nintendo is trying cash in on our nostalgia and charging us to play games that we already have played and might still own. Now Nintendo might be coming out with an N64 Classic as they have filed a trademark for the N64 controller. So should you go for it?
I don’t think so, It will still be cute but you can buy Raspberry Pi for half the money and you can play a bunch of games from different consoles which you already own with the help of Retropie. If you are a fan of collecting consoles then you can go for these mini classic consoles but according to me you will be better off with a Raspberry Pi. Some of the consoles that you can emulate on Pi are- PlayStaion 1, SNES, NES, PSP, N64 and many more, there are about 50 systems that you can emulate on Raspberry Pi with Retropie.