A publication known for their connection to inside sources within Nintendo, Eurogamer, is back with another report. This time it is about a mini Super Nintendo Entertainment System. After the discontinuation the NES Classic Edition, some speculate this new SNES Classic Edition may be the reason why the company decided to halt production of the system.

“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.” — Tom Phillips of Eurogamer

Supposedly slated to launch “in time for Christmas” this year, development of the product is apparently happening at this moment in time. What are your thoughts on this rumor? Would you like to play The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on a mini SNES? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Source: Eurogamer

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  • Andy Spiteri

    I would be excited if I wasn’t so nervous after the NES Classic fiasco…

  • The title should be “EUROGAMER IS SPREADING RUMORS THAT NINTENDO WILL LAUNCH A MINI SNES THIS YEAR”. For real though, how many “rumors” from Eurogamer have turned out to be complete hogwash?

  • RiverDevil

    And Nintendo will promptly underproduce units before cancelling the product

  • Christian Beach

    Yeah if this happens, I wouldn’t expect to see it for very long before it’s cancelled like the NES Classic.

  • but I wonder…. why discontinue the NES? They could have milked it for a while longer, and keep this snes under cover just as longer, and release it to refresh the profits….
    why? will it play nes too? becoming like a complete replacement/improvement?
    or did they just stop the factories early, to a point where it would have been more troublesome to get them running again?

  • richa

    I think its a bad move, the NES is way more recognizable.

    There are a lot of NES controller keychains, belts and shirts, never seen that with SNES

    • RiverDevil

      Agreed.

      And if the only reason to stop mini NES production to not cannibalize the forthcoming mini SNES, it was a dumb move. There’s still demand for mini NES. meet that first, then roll out mini SNES in holiday 2018. If they didn’t want any mini to compete with Switch this holiday, that’s understandable, but to debut a new mini this holiday makes no sense. At least with mini NES, a large chunk of people would have already purchased it, or would have purchased it now in its second wave (while waiting for a switch), so switch could be the focus this holiday, rather than sharing the stage with a new mini. Now Switch’s spotlight will be shared with a “new” system

  • ben wills

    I’d really like to play ALttP on it. My SNES is in bad shape, so this would be great to get that experience again.

  • Mayor of Kekitopia.

    The circle of Nintendo,
    Nintendo know what people want and make it…

    Nintendo don’t know how to market or meet demand.