Nintendo Re-Launching Classic SNES Console

Patrice Gainsbourg
Julho 7, 2017

It comes with 21 built-in games, and can not play cartridges. Nintendo players just need to plug it in and play the games, Nintendo reports. That promise never materialized, and by May 2017 the NES Classic had been officially discontinued - despite there being lingering evidence of high demand. The new one is bit smaller than the NES Classic, with a total of 21 games compared to the original's 30. The controller ports are different as well.

As if this announcement hasn't caused a frenzy enough, Nintendo dropped another bombshell along with their new mini console - it will only be in production until the end of the year. Scalpers had a field day with NES Classic.

The company has given a date for the release of this console but it's still not clear if Nintendo intends to keep producing the SNES consoles even after the end of 2017. It's a diabolical combination of product, advertisement, and nostalgia.

However this is something that Nintendo plans on addressing with the recently announced SNES Classic Edition.

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Much like the mini NES, we've got a miniature console in the same style as the original machine, as well as two SNES controllers.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System, to give it its full name, follows the same wildly successful template as the Nintendo Classic Mini NES. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year. Even into 2017, the NES Classic Edition was almost impossible to find on store shelves, leading some people to turn to online auction sites like eBay to buy it at a premium.

The console was briefly available to pre-order from Amazon UK on Monday evening, but it is now listed as unavailable. The SNES Classic will boast a price tag of $79 in the U.S., and £79.99 in the UK.

Super NES Classic Edition is now planned to ship from September 29 until the end of calendar year 2017. Nintendo is opting to do region-specific releases this time around.

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