Nintendo Said To Be Eyeing Mini-NES Follow-Up

Elizabeth Williams
April 21, 2017

But the giant game company is promising its gamers another classic console. Market it as the Ultimate Nintendo History Arcade or something, and put all your classic systems in one place.

Reports suggest that Nintendo is gearing up to launch the Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES Edition, riffing on the success of the NES Mini's success. The company is planning to launch the new classic console in time for the Christmas holidays. While third-party adapters have filled in this hole on the Nintendo Classic Mini NES, an official adapter would show that Nintendo cares about its old controllers.

According to a report, you can expect the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) to get the NES Classic treatment. In just minutes and days, the retro console marked as sold out.

However, it seems like Nintendo has something else under their sleeves. On the other hand, while the Japanese console-maker remains tight-lipped about the discontinuation, fans presume that it has something to do with the recently released Nintendo Switch. But there's no reason that the overpowered innards on the NES Mini couldn't also emulate games from the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, or even Game Boy and Game Boy Advance in a single box (à la a RetroPie-equipped Raspberry Pi box). Now, people are all keen to get their own Super NES and got a few games list hoping that includes the retro console. Not at all. More so, considering Nintendo's sloth-like approach to adding games to it. Don't console - excuse the pun - us with a handful of games, think about adding features like Wi-Fi, more storage options, and access to a retro storefront with quality content?

Their report claims Nintendo's plan with the NES mini was always to only ship the tiny console as a novelty item during the Christmas 2016 period and never meant to sell it as a permanent product.

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