A report from Eurogamer this morning quotes a source close to the company that, as the NES Classic Edition becomes discontinued around the world, work is being done on an SNES Classic Edition-like micro console. Though, if the report is true, you'll have to wait until the holidays.
Now, speaking to Eurogamer, a Nintendo spokesperson announced that it will also be discontinuing production in both Europe and Japan, bringing an end to the short-lived NES reimagination across the board. Apparently, the NES mini wasn't meant to be a permanent item-instead, it was scheduled to be a novelty sell during Christmas previous year. Eurogamer says that its sources indicate development is well on its way. Today, though, we're hearing a rather interesting rumor that could have something to do with the demise of the NES Classic: Nintendo may want to make way for an incoming SNES Classic Edition.
The price and the included games are still not known and Nintendo has not confirmed anything. Hopefully, the SNES mini will contain a great deal more.
While for now this is merely speculation, Eurogamer has an nearly spotless record as fas as Nintendo rumors go.
NES Classic Edition came with 30 games, through the unofficial process for dropping in extra ROMs is surprisingly straightforward.
SNES Classic Mini Games - What will we get to play?It came as quite a shock, because not only was the NES Classic Edition extremely popular, it was in extraordinarily short supply constantly since it was launched late previous year.
Last week, research firm NPD Group and Nintendo said that it sold more than 906,000 Switch consoles in North America in March, making it Nintendo's best-selling launch ever. It's something I genuinely hope will happen, especially given that the Super Nintendo wasn't officially released here in South Africa. The device is expected to connect to televisions via an HDMI port and let users play digital games bundled with the console.