SNES Console In The Works After Nintendo Canceled The NES Classic
Nintendo made the wacky decision to cancel the NES Classic in North America, and then worldwide. Nintendo claimed the NES Classic wasn’t a long term project. The common thought is Nintendo is either focusing on the Nintendo Switch or working to release the SNES Classic. Anonymous sources told Eurogamer that Nintendo would release a SNES mini later this year, before the holiday rush.
The mini NES or the NES Classic was a pleasant surprise to fans, with disappointment being expressed across social media. A follow-up device will fly off the shelves faster than the first, causing inventory shortages again. Unless Nintendo plans better, your chances of finding a SNES during the holidays is slim to none. That’s if Nintendo doesn’t get their stuff together, which is unlikely.
Nintendo is replacing the NES Classic for the SNES
Following up the NES Classic makes sense for the company. Fans of Nintendo often buy new devices based off nostalgia. A lot of the reason the Nintendo Switch is doing so well is that the games they’ll offer are remakes of the classic games many grew up playing. The SNES had some of the best and most memorable games for Nintendo’s platform. The titles include Mario, Zelda, and other classics that are getting modern remakes on the Nintendo Switch.
While the sources for Eurogamer are likely reputable, it’s still a rumor. We should take all of this with a grain of salt. If you’re excited as I am, you’re already planning on the way to snag one of these devices. The NES Classics are still impossible to find, with them now going for $300 or more on Ebay and Amazon. A SNES could pull the same amount right away.
Tell us in the comments below your thoughts! Are you going to buy a SNES or would you rather just buy an emulator to play the classic Nintendo games?