If you haven’t already heard, Nintendo today announced that they would be releasing the SNES Classic – a logical follow up to last year’s NES Classic – this September.
Nintendo sold about 196,000 units of the NES Classic in the US during the month of November, but analysts believed the figure could’ve been much higher if more systems had been available to buy.
From launch to its unceremonious discontinuation, the NES Mini proved quite the elusive beast, with gamers struggling to ever buy one due to ridiculous stock shortages. While five feet is still a pretty short length, it may be just long enough to allow some users to play from their couch this time around.
Nintendo is planning to utilize gamer’s nostalgia once again to rake in cash with the official announcement of yet another retro console replica, the “Super #Nes Classic Edition“. However, the company has likely now learned its lesson as it did announce that it was going to be producing “significantly more units” of the upcoming console. These games include a variety of classics such as Earthbound, Super Metroid, Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Super Mario RPG, Secret of Mana, and Final Fantasy III. The system will come preloaded with 21 games, and the package will include two SNES Classic Controllers. The console will cost $79 in USA, and £79.99 in the UK.
“It’s important to recognize where our future is and the key areas that we need to drive”, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé in late April. As such, they know that the supply was a major issues for both consoles and have reassured fans that they will be making more units for the SNES Classic than they made of the NES Classic.
Intriguingly, Nintendo is also throwing in Star Fox 2, which was never released commercially on the Super Nintendo. As with the Nintendo Classic Mini NES, the SNES won’t be bundled with an AC adapter to power the unit, however, you will be able to plug it into your TV is USB port to fire it up.
Europe will also be getting a similar design to Japan, though it will be labeled as the SNES Classic Edition.