A week after Nintendo announced they would no longer sell the extremely popular NES Classic, the gaming company is trying to smooth things over with fans with a reboot of a different popular gaming system.
The NES Classic got great reviews and sold out immediately. Without it, Nintendo needs to fill the gap left in it’s business in between people hunting Switch consoles. Nintendo is hoping a reintroduction of the Super Nintendo will help do just that at the end of 2017.
Eurogamer has reported a mini SNES could be launching around Christmas and that development for the relaunch is already underway. On top of that, the re-development of the mini SNES could be why the NES Classic was discontinued in the first place.
Stop production of one old system to restart another? That does make a little bit of sense.
Nintendo did say the NES Classic wasn’t a long-term product in its business plan after all.
“NES Classic Edition wasn’t intended to be an ongoing, long-term product. However, due to high demand, we did add extra shipments to our original plans,” a Nintendo rep told IGN.
In this case, maybe the mini SNES could end up being similar to the NES Classic in that Nintendo makes a lot, sells a ton, and then discontinues production months later. However, at the same time, Nintendo could learn something and decide to keep the mini SNES on the market if they sell so well.
Some of the classic games that were on the mini SNES fans could be hoping to play once again are The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past, TMNT Turtles in Time, Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country, Final Fantasy VI, Star Fox, and Super Mario World, but given the sheer amount of awesome games that came out for the system, expandable storage would be a welcome addition for gamers.
According to Eurogamer, Nintendo will focus on the NES mini’s plug-and-play setup with its preinstalled games on the system. The gaming company hasn’t commented on Eurogamer’s report.