Nintendo to release retro console

Posted April 22, 2017

They say "The SNES mini (or, to continue Nintendo's official branding, likely the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System) is now scheduled to launch in time for Christmas this year".

"One big problem we noted in our review of the NES Classic Mini was the incredibly short cable for its controllers". Not at all. More so, considering Nintendo's sloth-like approach to adding games to it.

Now, keep in mind that the N64 Classic isn't official - but given Nintendo's recent stance at the repackaging of old-school games these days, it probably isn't far behind.

Microsoft used to released numbers for their console sales in each earnings report, but stopped sharing that information at the end of 2014.

NES Classic Edition, meantime, is rumored to make a comeback during the holiday season.

Eurogamer recently reported that the SNES mini (or the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System) has been set to hit the market around Christmas this year, with development already underway.

However, with the success of the NES Classic, I'd also guess that Nintendo is gearing up for new classic consoles, too. But will the launch of the SNES classic addition get you back on the Super Mario Kart track?

Repeatedly, Nintendo has said that they were surprised by the demand for the NES Classic, but it really shouldn't have been - giving a generation of gamers 30 games that they likely hadn't spent time with in years, at a price that lends itself to an impulse buy is a home-run idea.

Vintage titles such as Donkey Kong, Metroid, Mega Man 2, Super Mario Bros and its two direct sequels and the first the Legend of Zelda games were part of the package. According to BGR, Nintendo has yet to confirm (or deny) these reports though it seems like a sensible explanation on why Nintendo pulled the plug on the hard-to-find Nintendo Mini NES Classic edition.