Last year, before their discontinuation, Nintendo released the NES Classic Mini console - and we all wanted to get our hands on it.
Eurogamer reports that Nintendo didn't increase production of the NES Classic because it had plans for the mini SNES waiting in the wings. It cites anonymous sources suggesting that Nintendo is preparing to have the console, which likely will be called the "Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System", on shelves in time for Christmas this year.
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. Well, it seems that the end of production of the retro console in miniature by Nintendo has a good explanation as the Eurogamer portal ensures that the company will launch Nintendo Classic Mini SNES this year.
With the NES Classic launching last Christmas, it makes sense for Nintendo to follow up that success with another.
That's right-the company is following up its popular NES Mini with a SNES Mini. Hopefully, if the rumors are true and the next Mini console by Nintendo is SNES Mini, it'll become as popular as the NES Classic Mini.
The NES Classic Mini cost £50 at retail - an incredibly cheap price considering how many games were bundled. It's not clear if the mini SNES would come with an equal number of titles, or perhaps more.
It is known, since the first announcement of the NES Classic Edition, that the console was not a permanent product. SNES still has one of the best game libraries of all time, with classics from Nintendo, Square, Capcom, Konami, Rare, and pretty much everybody who wasn't owned by Sega at the time.
"We understand that it has been hard for many consumers to find a system, and for that we apologize", the company said. The console was great, as the gamer did not have to worry about any software update, day-one patches or compatibility issues.
Until the SNES is officially revealed, we won't know which games will come bundled in the box.