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.”