Saturday, 23 September, 2017

Mini Super NES Console Reportedly Coming This Christmas

NES Mini Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic Edition Globally [Update]
Heather Davidson | 20 April, 2017, 09:38

The story behind the story: Whatever Nintendo's plans are, don't expect the mini SNES to be available for more than a few months. This so-called "SNES Mini" will be ready to launch in time for the Christmas shopping season according to "sources close to the company".

It's not a coincidence that this report comes on the heels of Nintendo's worldwide discontinuation of the NES Classic Edition. Again, if it turns out Nintendo shut the NES Classic down to make room for a classic SNES, it's hard to imagine it having anything to do with market cannibalization.

Over the last few days we've been telling you how Nintendo made a decision to end production of Nintendo Classic Mini NES in Europe as well as in the United States and Japan.

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However, if this rumor does come to fruition, we surely hope that Nintendo cranks out enough of these consoles to meet demand.

Last week, Nintendo said the NES Classic was never meant to be a permanent product, but rather just a cool novelty item to sell over the holidays. A source from Nintendo has informed Eurogamer that this Christmas, a mini version of Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic, or SNES, will be launched to succeed the NES Mini. Shortages in both North America and Europe were commonplace, leading to its price being heavily inflated by resellers, much to the disdain of those still attempting to secure one. With the SNES Mini, hopefully Nintendo will be able to avoid similar issues. This report follows on from news yesterday, which discovered that the Japanese company would be discontinuing manufacture of their highly popular NES Mini. Will you purchase Super Nintendo Classic Mini?

It looks like Nintendo has another video game console planned for 2017, and it's a throwback to the early 1990s. Given the success of the NES Classic Edition, releasing an SNES version seems like a logical move. Fans will cry foul if a golf game winds up on this device but Chrono Trigger doesn't.

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