Nintendo Working On SNES Mini, Plans To Launch It Before Christmas

Fun! Go back to the 1980s and play your favorite games

Sources close to Eurogamer revealed that there is a Super Nintendo Classic Edition or Super Nintendo Mini in the works due out this year.

Everybody has their own theory as to why Nintendo pulled the plug on their very profitable NES Classic.

Launching a SNES mini appears to be Nintendo's attempt to build on the runaway popularity of the NES console that quickly sold out after its launch. Most of the Nintendo console owners have it and they keep it as something really sacred.

The NES Classic, released in November, quickly became hard-to-come-by, creating a resale market on sites like eBay that saw consoles sell for at least twice the retail price of £49.99. Fielding both retro consoles as well as the recently released Switch would likely result in overexposure, as the systems would effectively be competing with one another.

Sources speaking with Eurogamer today have claimed that Nintendo is now planning a SNES Mini for release during the holiday season this year, with development already well under way.




The NES Classic debuted only six months ago and included 30 popular games from the NES. We only wish more people could have gotten one. So hopefully the Mini SNES will offer up the superior American versions of the games instead.

Here's hoping Star Fox, Super Mario Kart, and Chrono Trigger make the list.

One scenario often evoked is that the disappearance of the NES Mini is to make way for other memories consoles, including the Super Nintendo Classic Edition. Super Mario World pretty much has to be there, but the rest of the lineup is an open book. This report follows on from news yesterday, which discovered that the Japanese company would be discontinuing manufacture of their highly popular NES Mini.

Nintendo knows how much you love obsessing over objects of your youth and that you will drive yourself insane trying to find them.

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