This SNES Mini is probably why Nintendo killed off the NES Classic

Posted April 22, 2017

The fans added that they are hoping that Nintendo will actually prepare for the huge demand and come ready with more units in stock, unlike the NES Classic.

The SNES, (Super Nintendo Entertainment System), sold a goliath 20 million units, releasing in the United Kingdom in 1992 two years after launching in Japan as the Super Famicon.

"Nintendo will follow its NES microconsole with a mini version of the SNES", sources told the company at EuroGamer. (Hopefully without the accompanying fits of rage from gamers unable to get their hands on one without paying a huge mark-up.) The Super Nintendo was released in the 1991.

Now it seems that manufacturing capacity is being retained, with an SNES Classic Edition in mind for the end of 2017. "We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product", the Nintendo spokesperson further stated. However, most may have forgotten that the resurrection of the famed 1986 game console was expected to be done on a limited basis.

Nintendo has discontinued the NES Classic but that doesn't mean we won't see more retro-themed consoles from the Kyoto-based company. Other possible titles for the SNES may include classics like "Mega Man X" and the "Street Fighter" series.

The report said that Nintendo explained last week that they really didn't plan on the NES Mini to be a permanent product, but only as a novelty item. For the SNES Mini, though, we'd love to be able to plug in our still-working AsciiPad or hook up the ridiculously large Super Advantage joystick to a new, HDMI-equipped system.

The palm-sized NES console, retailing for $59.99 list price, features the classic Nintendo NES controller many geeks have grown up with.

The original SNES was released in 1991 and boasts games such as Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, Star Fox and Super Mario Kart. This ensures that the NES Mini and SNES Mini don't take the spotlight away from the company's priority, which is the Nintendo Switch.