When it comes to the gaming world, 2017 is definitely shaping up to be the year of the Nintendo. According to a report released by Eurogamer earlier this week, Nintendo will be releasing a new system: the SNES Classic mini.
Earlier this week, Nintendo announced that they would no longer be making or producing their NES micro system that they released last year. The NES Mini was a smaller version of one of their first consoles that allowed players to “plug in and play”. The system came with 30 of Nintendo’s greatest NES generation titles for gamers, new and old, to enjoy. However, upon release, the NES Classic mini was more popular than Nintendo expected it to be. Retailers quickly sold out everywhere and Nintendo couldn’t keep up with demands for the product. Mostly due to the fact that Nintendo never intended for the NES classic mini to be a permanent product in their lineup.
Try not to be too disheartened by the discontinuation of the NES because Nintendo has more in store. The rumor is that they have ceased production on the NES to begin working on the SNES Classic mini system. While there is still a lot of information we don’t know about the potential SNES mini it will follow the “plug in and play” set up as the former console with pre-installed games. The launch is speculatively set for Holiday of 2017, so hopefully, we will receive more solid information on the system.
The SNES offers some really fantastic titles and we can only hope that Nintendo will make plenty to sell. One can only wonder if Nintendo will continue the trend with the Nintendo 64 or maybe even the Gamecube in the years to come. What games are you hoping Nintendo will include on their SNES Classic Mini? Let us know in the comments below!
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