Nintendo May Make an SNES Mini

Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic Edition Globally [Update]

Eurogamer reported Wednesday, citing industry sources that the company could come out with a miniature version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) before Christmas this year. Though, if the report is true, you'll have to wait until the holidays. While the Mini NES was a great introduction to some of the games that helped Nintendo launch its first home console, the SNES had a vastly superior software lineup.

Last year, before their discontinuation, Nintendo released the NES Classic Mini console - and we all wanted to get our hands on it. At the time, Nintendo simply said it never intended the revived NES to be a long-term product. "Development of the device is already under way, our sources have indicated", Eurogamer writes.

Per the report, it is believed that Nintendo will stay true to the "plug and play" setup that worked so well with the NES Classic before it, meaning a pre-loaded selection of classic games.

There's no word on what games the teensy SNES might include. It worked great, looked cool and was the flawless Christmas stocking filler, it's a mystery why we won't see any more of these consoles.

The NES Classic Edition launched in November 2016, and it immediately became one of the hottest Christmas gifts around. There is no word yet what games will be on this new mini or if it will correct the same issues the NES mini had.

Perhaps you're unfamiliar with the Super Nintendo? Many people who wanted one were unable to find it, unless they wanted to pay huge markups to third-party sellers.

Doors weren't closed on Nintendo bringing back any of its other retro systems back in mini versions, and it looks like the trend is going to continue with SNES next. We can only hope that Nintendo learns from its shortcomings with the the NES Classic and can meet the demands of its newest venture.

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