Most of us were pretty disappointed with last week’s news about the discontinuation of the NES Classic. The Classic sold over a million units and was unfortunately hit with stock shortages and insane resale prices on EBay and other websites.
Today, Eurogamer reported a potential reason as to why the console was discontinued. According to their sources, Nintendo will be launching a mini console based on the Super Nintendo! This console will allegedly work exactly like the NES classic. It will have games built into the system and be a smaller size. According to their sources, it will launch around Christmas.
Of course, the appeal of a miniature version of the SNES is very appealing. I would love to play some of my favorite games on there, like Link to the Past, Super Mario World, and Chrono Trigger. However, it will most likely launch just like the classic NES – no preorders available, short stock, and terrible resale market. I was fortunate enough to buy a NES Classic, except I had to buy a stupid bundle from Gamestop. I want to be hopeful that Nintendo learned their lesson from the NES Classic, but we all no that there is no guarantee about that.
Right now, these are just rumors. Eurogamer has some pretty good sources, so I wouldn’t be surprised if these rumors are confirmed in the near future.
Are you excited for a SNES Mini? Or are you wary due to the issues with the NES Classic? Let us know in the comments!