SNES Mini is in the pipeline, report claims

For those not in the know, the NES was a tremendous success, with Nintendo shipping 1.5 million units of the console by January this year, much more than they expected to be selling. In the meantime, we will keep you updated on the latest news whether or not the SNES Mini is coming.

Nintendo claimed it never intended NES mini to be a permanent product.

It looks like Nintendo discontinued the distribution of NES Classic Edition to make way for the release of SNES Classic Edition.

Moreover, there were several reports last week too that suggested that the Nintendo of America has also ended all the shipments regarding the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System for 2017.

But a new development within Nintendo has possibly answered our question as to WHY the company chose to end its production in the first place - and it's pretty exciting.

Nintendo has discontinued the NES Classic but that doesn't mean we won't see more retro-themed consoles from the Kyoto-based company. Apart from the extreme shortage in stocks, the NES Classic also offered problems in terms of the length of its controllers, which players complained to be very short. They can have a better plan in terms of having more supply and inventory for SNES mini this year in order to avoid undersupply.

The classic console was a big hit, packed with 30 games and retailed at around $60. It could easily talk to a few third party companies and get their games involved as well, celebrating their part of the N64 legacy to boot. If Nintendo does release this system, we'll hopefully see titles like Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy III, The Legend of Zelda: "A Link to the Past, and many more". Without extensions, users needed to sit near the console to be able to play.

  • Arturo Norris