The news of the NES Classic being discontinued left many of us disappointed that we weren’t able to get our hands on the that sweet mini system, but a report from Eurogamer might help alleviate some of the pain.
It was reported earlier today that “sources close to the company” have confirmed that Nintendo is going to launch the mini version of the Super Nintendo by Christmas and that development us currently underway.
While Nintendo explained that the NES Classic Edition “wasn’t intended to be an ongoing, long-term product,” it’s obvious that they didn’t foresee the high demand for the console. Even with it’s high popularity, Nintendo still chose to discontinue production. With this rumor milling about, it now makes sense as to why Nintendo would stop making the NES Classic: they had to make way for the SNES Classic. Here’s hopng that Nintendo learned their lesson from last year’s issues and produce a few more units.
Nintendo has yet to confirm the rumor, but if it is true, we can expect to see some information come out sooner rather than later. If the trend continues and we start seeing these mini consoles during the holiday season, then perhaps we will see a mini GameCube and a mini N64 in the near future.
As we wait for the official word from Nintendo, let’s spend our time making our ultimate list of the 30 games we would love to see on the Super Nintendo Mini.