Nintendo Suddenly discontinuing the NES Mini they released last year in spite of its still teeming demand and success. Today, a report by Eurogamer is claiming that the reason the discontinuation of the NES Mini is to make way for the announcement and release of an SNES Mini. Nintendo will follow up its smash hit NES microconsole with a mini version of the SNES, sources close to the company have confirmed to Eurogamer.
According to Eurogamer, the SNES Mini (or the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, if the company’s current naming scheme is to be followed) is scheduled to launch before Christmas of this year and the development of the device has already started.
When the NES Mini was released last year, it was meant with so much demand and fanfare that it was almost always sold out, with many taking to eBay to either sell or buy the console because of the high demand for it.
Confidently, if Nintendo is planning to release an SNES Mini later this year, the company will produce more original stock to meet the expected demand for it.
While the NES is the company’s first home console, it was the SNES that featured more iconic titles such as The Legends of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Chrono Trigger, and more.
Other top SNES games from Nintendo Super Mario Kart and Super Mario World, as well as Earthbound, Star Fox and Super Mario: RPG. The console also had some of the best RPGs of the era, including Square’s Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana.
For the SNES mini, Nintendo is expected to stick with the NES mini’s plug-and-play setup, and its array of games which come preinstalled and ready to play.