Nintendo May Release an SNES Classic Edition This Year

Posted April 20, 2017

The console sold more than 906,000 units in the US last month, the Japanese company said, citing data from industry tracker NPD Group. Retailers did not receive enough NES Classics to keep up with the demand and the console has been sold out nearly everywhere since day one. If anything, the SNES version is only going to be more popular if Nintendo chooses the right 30 games to ship with it. Too bad so few people got to actually play one - the $59.99 system was nearly continuously sold out, and for most consumers, the only way to get one was to overpay wildly on sites like eBay.

"We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product".

"Nintendo will follow its NES microconsole with a mini version of the SNES", sources told the company at EuroGamer.

Nintendo only intended the NES Classic to be a product offered for the 2016 holiday period.

The reality of a SNES mini is certainly exciting.

Nintendo fans are still mourning the loss of the NES Classic Edition, which perpetually sold out and never met demand before it was officially discontinued this month.

Nintendo have yet to comment on the report. It's fair to assume that the best Nintendo games on the console will be included, such as Super Mario World, Zelda and Super Metroid. Making matters even more frustrating, Nintendo announced last week that they were discontinuing production.

It's not a coincidence that this report comes on the heels of Nintendo's worldwide discontinuation of the NES Classic Edition.

While few details outside of a possible release date window were given, the reported Mini SNES console should make gamers of all ages very excited.