Rumor: Nintendo Working on an SNES Classic Edition

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Rumor: Nintendo Working on an SNES Classic Edition

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Sources have claimed that a new throwback console, the SNES Mini, is set to take the place of the discontinued NES Classic.

The NES Classic Edition struggled with supply issues after it was first released in November, with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime saying that the console was intended to be for adults "who grew up playing NES as a kid...but had stepped away from the gaming category." However, the console's unexpected popularity among "more active gamers" led to more demand than the company had prepared for. Despite the demand for the console, Nintendo recently confirmed that production on the NES Classic Edition had stopped worldwide.

However, it appears that Nintendo may still be interested in catering to the throwback market.

Eurogamer has reported that Nintendo is currently working on an SNES Classic Edition, set to replace the recently discontinued NES Classic Edition, and that the new console is geared to be ready to sell in time for Christmas.

"The SNES mini (or, to continue Nintendo's official branding, likely the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System) is currently scheduled to launch in time for Christmas this year. Development of the device is already under way, our sources have indicated," Eurogamer writes. "Nintendo's plans for SNES mini are also a major reason why last year's NES mini did not see a reprieve from discontinuation, Eurogamer understands, despite the latter's continued popularity and sell-out status."

Nintendo has declined to comment on the report. However, should there be any confirmation one way or the other, we will update this post.

What are your thoughts? Do you think discontinuing the NES Classic Edition in order to focus on an SNES Classic Edition is a good decision? What games would you like to see on the SNES Classic?
Sound off in the comments.

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I look forward to it being extremely limited before being discontinued, despite the high demand.

I can't wait to not being able to get a hold of one when it comes out to some of the places near me or not.

Look, Nintendo burned a lot of good will when they didn't have enough of the NES classic editions, and I'm thinking it's gonna happen again because, what's planning?

I don't know why they can't have both out at the same time since I would imagine they would sell like hot cakes around the holiday season.

But Nintendo is gonna Nintendo.

"And there will be exactly one. It will be available at an Applebee's, but we're not going to tell you which one. Also it will only be available for purchase between 3:27pm and 3:28pm. You must also tell the secret password - which we will not disclose - to a man in the bathroom before he'll sell you the system. Good luck, fuckers. :^)"

Yeah, I'm gonna agree with the consensus. They will massively underproduce any such system. I think Wal-Marts were getting like 6 NES Classics or less. I imagine they'll be getting 2 SNES Classics. Because why learn from the past?

Look, I would have picked up a NES Classic just for Super Mario Bros 3, but when it turned out that actually getting one was gonna be impossible, I didn't even bother trying to find one. I'm not gonna waste my time, nor am I gonna pay three times the price to get one from a scalper.

I very much share the sentiments in this thread.

That said, should this thing be real AND Nintendo manage to pull their heads out their collective arse about supply and demand...

Turtles In Time. Or GTFO.

Agree with everyone else, I'd love one but I figure I won't be able to find any so I guess that's that really.

There are still a bunch of cable extenders and extra controllers in stock for you to buy for the discontinued and sold out consoles.

That's hillarious.

I wonder who's going to be the owner of all 5 of them when they release.

These guys have lost so much credibility, even their bigger fans are calling them out on this.

Or just learn how to build a RaspberryPi and learn the latest emulators

I wasn't much of an NES fan and I still have my old SNES and all the games I want for it, so I don't have much need for these products...

But I understand the sentiment when people get angry because Nintendo just doesn't know how to business and doesn't bother making enough to sell.

Would this mean that Nintendo intend to use miniversions of their old hardware the way Disney treats the Disney Vault? I.e. put them out occasionally for a limited time, cash in on the people for whom that console is nostalgia, then put it on moratorium*, to keep demands and perceived market value high.

I could understand why they would do it, they want people to put a high value on their products and they'd rather have people buying their latest gadget; it's just that the Disney Vault is a very anti-consumer practice.

*a word I've never heard of before this day; it means to cease production.

Oh shit, they're re-releasing their best console to date? What do I need to do to get one? Punch a baby? Suck a dick? I'll do it Nintendo, just give it here.

On a more serious note, I wonder if it will include third party titles, like Chrono Trigger, and FF 6. That's a big part of what made the SNES shine, alongside Metroid and Zelda. I'll be pre-ordering this if they actually release enough.

Fiz_The_Toaster:
I can't wait to not being able to get a hold of one when it comes out to some of the places near me or not.

Look, Nintendo burned a lot of good will when they didn't have enough of the NES classic editions, and I'm thinking it's gonna happen again because, what's planning?

I don't know why they can't have both out at the same time since I would imagine they would sell like hot cakes around the holiday season.

But Nintendo is gonna Nintendo.

But if Nintendo does create enough SNES minis and they have a decent line-up of games (and an acceptable reach of a controller cord), I will be in line.

It may be my optimistic mind, but I think demand for the SNES will be insane. I had a NES, but the games didn't wow me as a child in the same way the SNES did, and I sincerely hope Nintendo is aware of this and will plan for it. The lesson and negative feedback on the availability of the NES mini is so recent, they have to be preparing properly this time around, right?

MtnGamer:

Fiz_The_Toaster:
I can't wait to not being able to get a hold of one when it comes out to some of the places near me or not.

Look, Nintendo burned a lot of good will when they didn't have enough of the NES classic editions, and I'm thinking it's gonna happen again because, what's planning?

I don't know why they can't have both out at the same time since I would imagine they would sell like hot cakes around the holiday season.

But Nintendo is gonna Nintendo.

But if Nintendo does create enough SNES minis and they have a decent line-up of games (and an acceptable reach of a controller cord), I will be in line.

It may be my optimistic mind, but I think demand for the SNES will be insane. I had a NES, but the games didn't wow me as a child in the same way the SNES did, and I sincerely hope Nintendo is aware of this and will plan for it. The lesson and negative feedback on the availability of the NES mini is so recent, they have to be preparing properly this time around, right?

There lies the rub.

Nintendo has had a bad as of late to not produce enough, well, anything to meet the demand, They did that with the Switch, and with the NES Classic, so I'm not gonna give them the benefit of the doubt that they learned something this time around.

Also, they have to be careful of not cannibalizing themselves since their latest console just came out, and will pick up steam around the holiday season. Not super confident with them on this, but I could be wrong.

Id love this but dont have a hope in hells chance of getting one.

This has my attention, but it will all depend on the games with it. Although if its not for a stupid price and has ff3 then it will be mine.

IF Ninty makes these, fine. But they should also add the port for the actual cartridges that was severely lacking in the NES Classic... as well as of course manufacturing enough to actually meet demand.

As stated previously...WHY?

Get an old SNES, preferably a non-functional one, and follow a guide using a Raspberry Pi.

IF Nintendo isn't willing to treat its fanbase with any respect then they shouldn't get any.

The SNES was my childhood. Fuck, I may have to get this, since mine no longer is with me.

Hopefully the game selection is good.

There will be 5 of them made and you'll have to survive a United Airlines fight to get the chance to purchase one.

Doesn't this effectively puncture the claim that Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic because they thought it would cut into the Switch's Virtual Console sales? You know, the only coherent reason (well, closest to anything resembling a coherent reason anyway) from a business perspective for why they would discontinue it?

Blachman201:
why they would discontinue it?

Because Nintendo live in their own little bubble universe, and refuse to join the world gaming community as a whole.

Bedinsis:
Would this mean that Nintendo intend to use miniversions of their old hardware the way Disney treats the Disney Vault? I.e. put them out occasionally for a limited time, cash in on the people for whom that console is nostalgia, then put it on moratorium*, to keep demands and perceived market value high.

The issue with that theory is that Nintendo doesn't profit nearly enough for the demand that these things create. They could make "enough" of them to satisfy that demand and make a boat-load of money in the process. Or they could put out 100 of the things, make their $6,000, and then let the scalpers make 10 times that amount thanks to the manufactured rarity of the product.

Blachman201:
Doesn't this effectively puncture the claim that Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic because they thought it would cut into the Switch's Virtual Console sales? You know, the only coherent reason (well, closest to anything resembling a coherent reason anyway) from a business perspective for why they would discontinue it?

I still apply to the theory that Total Biscuit put forth: Nintendo just hates money. :^)

This, along with the NES Classic Edition, is just a myth. Both systems are the gaming world's unicorn. Why do I say this? Because I don't believe either exists. Why do I believe the NES Classic doesn't exist? Because I've never seen one, nor have I met someone in person who has one.
So at this point, I'm pretty sure Nintendo just said, "Yeah, those things are out there..." and people just started the whole, "My friend Jason's third cousin from his mother's side has one. He said so."

That, or Nintendo is just staffed by idiots who are going to repeat the same mistakes again and again. That can't be the case, right?

Leonardo Huizar:
Or just learn how to build a RaspberryPi and learn the latest emulators

Or better yet, just get a Gameboy Advance SP.

More portable than even a DS, has all the best NES and SNES games ported to it plus some amazing games only for the GBA and GBC, a lit screen, an awesome battery life, full support for 4-player multiplayer, can hook up to a gamecube, and is reliable as hell with crisp sturdy buttons.

And I can really testify as to its battery life too. I've had this thing in my jacket pocket for over a month. It's probably been at least three since it's been charged. And it's still booting up just fine and still showing up green on the battery charge. Played it for 10 mins or so to make sure.

Fox12:
Oh shit, they're re-releasing their best console to date? What do I need to do to get one? Punch a baby? Suck a dick? I'll do it Nintendo, just give it here.

On a more serious note, I wonder if it will include third party titles, like Chrono Trigger, and FF 6. That's a big part of what made the SNES shine, alongside Metroid and Zelda. I'll be pre-ordering this if they actually release enough.

Worgen:
This has my attention, but it will all depend on the games with it. Although if its not for a stupid price and has ff3 then it will be mine.

I really hate to burst your bubble, but I wouldn't expect that good a selection.

Let's select a few game almost at random. Chrono Trigger, FFVI (or FFIII), Secret of Mana, and Super Mario RPG. Do you know what they all have in common? Other than being some of the best SNES games, they were also developed by Square.

Why is that a big deal? Because Nintendo can't just put those games on a SNES Classic. They need to make a deal with Square to do that. Not a big deal? Well, what about Konami games? Or really any other publisher? Nintendo would need to strike a deal to get any of those games.

In other words, money. Probably not insignificant amounts of it, either. That would probably up the price significantly. And considering how many NES Classics they made, do you think they would ever sell enough to make deals with several different publishers viable?

Saltyk:

Fox12:
Oh shit, they're re-releasing their best console to date? What do I need to do to get one? Punch a baby? Suck a dick? I'll do it Nintendo, just give it here.

On a more serious note, I wonder if it will include third party titles, like Chrono Trigger, and FF 6. That's a big part of what made the SNES shine, alongside Metroid and Zelda. I'll be pre-ordering this if they actually release enough.

Worgen:
This has my attention, but it will all depend on the games with it. Although if its not for a stupid price and has ff3 then it will be mine.

I really hate to burst your bubble, but I wouldn't expect that good a selection.

Let's select a few game almost at random. Chrono Trigger, FFVI (or FFIII), Secret of Mana, and Super Mario RPG. Do you know what they all have in common? Other than being some of the best SNES games, they were also developed by Square.

Why is that a big deal? Because Nintendo can't just put those games on a SNES Classic. They need to make a deal with Square to do that. Not a big deal? Well, what about Konami games? Or really any other publisher? Nintendo would need to strike a deal to get any of those games.

In other words, money. Probably not insignificant amounts of it, either. That would probably up the price significantly. And considering how many NES Classics they made, do you think they would ever sell enough to make deals with several different publishers viable?

The NES Classic had Final Fantasy, Mega Man and Castlevania.

Saltyk:

Fox12:
Oh shit, they're re-releasing their best console to date? What do I need to do to get one? Punch a baby? Suck a dick? I'll do it Nintendo, just give it here.

On a more serious note, I wonder if it will include third party titles, like Chrono Trigger, and FF 6. That's a big part of what made the SNES shine, alongside Metroid and Zelda. I'll be pre-ordering this if they actually release enough.

Worgen:
This has my attention, but it will all depend on the games with it. Although if its not for a stupid price and has ff3 then it will be mine.

I really hate to burst your bubble, but I wouldn't expect that good a selection.

Let's select a few game almost at random. Chrono Trigger, FFVI (or FFIII), Secret of Mana, and Super Mario RPG. Do you know what they all have in common? Other than being some of the best SNES games, they were also developed by Square.

Why is that a big deal? Because Nintendo can't just put those games on a SNES Classic. They need to make a deal with Square to do that. Not a big deal? Well, what about Konami games? Or really any other publisher? Nintendo would need to strike a deal to get any of those games.

In other words, money. Probably not insignificant amounts of it, either. That would probably up the price significantly. And considering how many NES Classics they made, do you think they would ever sell enough to make deals with several different publishers viable?

Except they totally did that with the original nes classic, look at its games list, you won't just see nintendo titles on it. Plus they have already done deals like that before, they have the virtual console store. You are just plain wrong.

Pretty simple for me:
I never owned a NES, so the NES-Mini was great! (and I own one now :P)
I have an SNES at home. So a SNES-Mini ... well, why?

RaikuFA:

Saltyk:

Fox12:
Oh shit, they're re-releasing their best console to date? What do I need to do to get one? Punch a baby? Suck a dick? I'll do it Nintendo, just give it here.

On a more serious note, I wonder if it will include third party titles, like Chrono Trigger, and FF 6. That's a big part of what made the SNES shine, alongside Metroid and Zelda. I'll be pre-ordering this if they actually release enough.

Worgen:
This has my attention, but it will all depend on the games with it. Although if its not for a stupid price and has ff3 then it will be mine.

I really hate to burst your bubble, but I wouldn't expect that good a selection.

Let's select a few game almost at random. Chrono Trigger, FFVI (or FFIII), Secret of Mana, and Super Mario RPG. Do you know what they all have in common? Other than being some of the best SNES games, they were also developed by Square.

Why is that a big deal? Because Nintendo can't just put those games on a SNES Classic. They need to make a deal with Square to do that. Not a big deal? Well, what about Konami games? Or really any other publisher? Nintendo would need to strike a deal to get any of those games.

In other words, money. Probably not insignificant amounts of it, either. That would probably up the price significantly. And considering how many NES Classics they made, do you think they would ever sell enough to make deals with several different publishers viable?

The NES Classic had Final Fantasy, Mega Man and Castlevania.

Worgen:

Saltyk:

Fox12:
Oh shit, they're re-releasing their best console to date? What do I need to do to get one? Punch a baby? Suck a dick? I'll do it Nintendo, just give it here.

On a more serious note, I wonder if it will include third party titles, like Chrono Trigger, and FF 6. That's a big part of what made the SNES shine, alongside Metroid and Zelda. I'll be pre-ordering this if they actually release enough.

Worgen:
This has my attention, but it will all depend on the games with it. Although if its not for a stupid price and has ff3 then it will be mine.

I really hate to burst your bubble, but I wouldn't expect that good a selection.

Let's select a few game almost at random. Chrono Trigger, FFVI (or FFIII), Secret of Mana, and Super Mario RPG. Do you know what they all have in common? Other than being some of the best SNES games, they were also developed by Square.

Why is that a big deal? Because Nintendo can't just put those games on a SNES Classic. They need to make a deal with Square to do that. Not a big deal? Well, what about Konami games? Or really any other publisher? Nintendo would need to strike a deal to get any of those games.

In other words, money. Probably not insignificant amounts of it, either. That would probably up the price significantly. And considering how many NES Classics they made, do you think they would ever sell enough to make deals with several different publishers viable?

Except they totally did that with the original nes classic, look at its games list, you won't just see nintendo titles on it. Plus they have already done deals like that before, they have the virtual console store. You are just plain wrong.

Really? I didn't remember those games being on there. I haven't looked at the list in a long time, but I thought it was games that Nintendo had the rights to exclusively.

This just confuses me even more as to why they didn't make more. Wouldn't they need to make a good amount of money to make getting those games viable financially?

Saltyk:

RaikuFA:

Saltyk:

I really hate to burst your bubble, but I wouldn't expect that good a selection.

Let's select a few game almost at random. Chrono Trigger, FFVI (or FFIII), Secret of Mana, and Super Mario RPG. Do you know what they all have in common? Other than being some of the best SNES games, they were also developed by Square.

Why is that a big deal? Because Nintendo can't just put those games on a SNES Classic. They need to make a deal with Square to do that. Not a big deal? Well, what about Konami games? Or really any other publisher? Nintendo would need to strike a deal to get any of those games.

In other words, money. Probably not insignificant amounts of it, either. That would probably up the price significantly. And considering how many NES Classics they made, do you think they would ever sell enough to make deals with several different publishers viable?

The NES Classic had Final Fantasy, Mega Man and Castlevania.

Worgen:

Saltyk:

I really hate to burst your bubble, but I wouldn't expect that good a selection.

Let's select a few game almost at random. Chrono Trigger, FFVI (or FFIII), Secret of Mana, and Super Mario RPG. Do you know what they all have in common? Other than being some of the best SNES games, they were also developed by Square.

Why is that a big deal? Because Nintendo can't just put those games on a SNES Classic. They need to make a deal with Square to do that. Not a big deal? Well, what about Konami games? Or really any other publisher? Nintendo would need to strike a deal to get any of those games.

In other words, money. Probably not insignificant amounts of it, either. That would probably up the price significantly. And considering how many NES Classics they made, do you think they would ever sell enough to make deals with several different publishers viable?

Except they totally did that with the original nes classic, look at its games list, you won't just see nintendo titles on it. Plus they have already done deals like that before, they have the virtual console store. You are just plain wrong.

Really? I didn't remember those games being on there. I haven't looked at the list in a long time, but I thought it was games that Nintendo had the rights to exclusively.

This just confuses me even more as to why they didn't make more. Wouldn't they need to make a good amount of money to make getting those games viable financially?

Yeah, I don't really know, maybe they are sitting on a stock pile they will ebay or something. Lately nintendo has kinda been doing the forced scarcity thing. It kinda started with Metroid prime trilogy, they only printed that game for like 3 months then cut off supply. Maybe they are also trying to make sure these never end up in any kind of a bargain bin. Nintendo is weird and should probably be boycotted for various shit they are pulling but they pretty much made most gamers childhoods.

Saltyk:

RaikuFA:

Saltyk:

I really hate to burst your bubble, but I wouldn't expect that good a selection.

Let's select a few game almost at random. Chrono Trigger, FFVI (or FFIII), Secret of Mana, and Super Mario RPG. Do you know what they all have in common? Other than being some of the best SNES games, they were also developed by Square.

Why is that a big deal? Because Nintendo can't just put those games on a SNES Classic. They need to make a deal with Square to do that. Not a big deal? Well, what about Konami games? Or really any other publisher? Nintendo would need to strike a deal to get any of those games.

In other words, money. Probably not insignificant amounts of it, either. That would probably up the price significantly. And considering how many NES Classics they made, do you think they would ever sell enough to make deals with several different publishers viable?

The NES Classic had Final Fantasy, Mega Man and Castlevania.

Worgen:

Saltyk:

I really hate to burst your bubble, but I wouldn't expect that good a selection.

Let's select a few game almost at random. Chrono Trigger, FFVI (or FFIII), Secret of Mana, and Super Mario RPG. Do you know what they all have in common? Other than being some of the best SNES games, they were also developed by Square.

Why is that a big deal? Because Nintendo can't just put those games on a SNES Classic. They need to make a deal with Square to do that. Not a big deal? Well, what about Konami games? Or really any other publisher? Nintendo would need to strike a deal to get any of those games.

In other words, money. Probably not insignificant amounts of it, either. That would probably up the price significantly. And considering how many NES Classics they made, do you think they would ever sell enough to make deals with several different publishers viable?

Except they totally did that with the original nes classic, look at its games list, you won't just see nintendo titles on it. Plus they have already done deals like that before, they have the virtual console store. You are just plain wrong.

Really? I didn't remember those games being on there. I haven't looked at the list in a long time, but I thought it was games that Nintendo had the rights to exclusively.

This just confuses me even more as to why they didn't make more. Wouldn't they need to make a good amount of money to make getting those games viable financially?

Yeah, I was skeptical as well, but looking at the line up there was a lot of third party support. Castlevania, FF, ghost n goblins, mega man, ect. Maybe some of those were cheaper since they were older, but there was a lot of support. I'm hoping the same would be true for SNES.

Geisterkarle:
Pretty simple for me:
I never owned a NES, so the NES-Mini was great! (and I own one now :P)
I have an SNES at home. So a SNES-Mini ... well, why?

Pics or I dont believe you. No one has seen an NES-mini in real life. Its like Sasquatch.

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