Rumour: SNES Classic Edition Out This Year


After Nintendo had announced that the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition had been discontinued, many were left disappointed that they would no longer be able to get their hands on the popular miniature replica. However, the story isn’t over.

Eurogamer report that sources close to the company have confirmed that they are to follow up with a Super Nintendo Entertainment System: SNES Classic Edition, or the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Teams are currently hard at work developing the device, which is scheduled to launch in time for Christmas.

The move was widely expected, given how successful the NES Classic Edition had proven to be. The plug and play device came with 30 pre-installed games and went on to sell more than 1.5 million units worldwide, but Nintendo admitted that it “wasn’t intended to be an ongoing, long-term product.”

Nintendo had extended the NES Classic Edition production in response to the overwhelming consumer demand, but it had to come to an end as resources shifted to manufacturing the SNES Classic Edition.

The SNES remains to be revered for a library that contains some of the greatest games of all time, such as EarthBound, F-Zero, Secret of Mana, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, Star Fox, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Chrono Trigger, Super Metroid, Donkey Kong Country, and The Legend of Zelda; A Link to the Past.

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