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Retro Hardware Someone Just Opened A Brand-New Nintendo 64DD Dev Kit


NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
Dec 1, 2014

A private video game collector recently reached out to Rerez host Shane Luis for his help in documenting a new, in-box Nintendo 64DD development kit, which means we now have an idea of what it must have been like for developers in the ‘90s to get their hands on this rare piece of hardware.

The 64DD was an add-on for the Nintendo 64 that was meant to expand the aging, cartridge-based console’s storage with writeable disks to help it compete with disc-based competitors like the PlayStation. That said, it remained exclusive to Japan and never really took off with developers or consumers, and as such is pretty rare today. Only nine DD games were released throughout 1999 and 2000 before Nintendo gave up on the project.



°Temp. member
Mar 11, 2009
Very cool! I had no idea about being able to have two cartridges connected at once!