Some people wish to play a games legally, we know. As in, indeed compensate Nintendo. (not everybody understands shopping from someone else, or even used from GameStop, doesn’t indeed compensate Nintendo)
And some people WANT a games to be identical, or nearby identical, to a originals, that a NES Classic usually partially does. Few NES games had tangible save files, though a Classic adds 4 for any game. Also, there are 3 opposite settings for video output, enhancing or preserving video quality.
And removing all 30 for $2 any is cheaper than profitable $5 or so every on a Wii U, that objectively has defective simulation (it’s been shown something darkens a Wii U’s outlay — The Wii, on a other hand, did have improved emulation, compared to during slightest a Wii U).
I’m tempted to get a NES Classic Mini if we can find one, for a strange $60, in a store, since there are games on it we haven’t played during $2 apiece, it isn’t a terrible price, even if 1/3 are duplicates of games we do still have in some form.
Piracy is usually an choice for some people. And it is still illegal. Whether or not it should be doesn’t matter.