With Nintendo pulling the plug on the in-demand NES Classic Edition, the company appears destined to turn its attention to another gaming classic: The Super Nintendo.
Eurogamer, which usually has impeccable sources for these things, says Nintendo is working on a mini SNES to launch around the holidays, just like in 2016 with the NES Classic Edition. There's no reason Nintendo couldn't treat these memory lane gizmos as Disney has handled home video versions of its classic films, often putting years between rereleases. According to the sources quoted in the report, Nintendo is likely to continue with its current branding and call it Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Be sure to bookmark this page as we'll update it as more information is revealed. With the SNES Mini, hopefully Nintendo will be able to avoid similar issues.
While few details outside of a possible release date window were given, the reported Mini SNES console should make gamers of all ages very excited. However, Nintendo has yet to confirm it.
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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. Now Nintendo has discontinued the NES Classic in Europe as well. That will culminate in the launch of the first Mario game for the Switch - "Super Mario Odyssey" - during the holiday shopping season.
For more retro fun, read about the best (and worst) games on the NES Classic Edition, and 30 games we wish were on the NES Classic Edition. Presumably, it would be tiny like the NES Classic Edition - a smaller, near-identical version of the original hardware.
Some of the titles expected to roll out with the game are "Donkey Kong Country", "Super Metroid", "Super Mario Kart", "Super Mario World", "Earthbound", and "Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars".