SNES Classic Edition Rumours Mount As GameStop Managers Let Loose

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It has emerged that Nintendo of America has notified retailers that they plan to release a SNES Classic Edition, a plug-and-play miniature replica that will build on the overwhelming success that the NES Classic Edition was met with.

Destructoid reports that three GameStop managers based at separate stores have corroborated that Nintendo had told them about the plug-and-play device at a recent “behind closed doors event.”

None of the managers were given a specific release date or window, but their expectation was that it will see release later in the year.

This isn’t the first time that we have heard about the SNES Classic Edition, either. Back in April, Eurogamer reported that sources close to Nintendo had confirmed that they were to release a Super Nintendo Entertainment System: SNES Classic Edition, or the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

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.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

2 Comments

  1. Who cares. You can buy a slot load clone already….,,

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  2. Over 1.5 million cared last time. I’m one that missed out

    Reply

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