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We might be getting a mini SNES Classic console this year

It could arrive in time for the holidays.

 

Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Apr 19, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 5:06 pm CDT

When the NES Classic Mini Edition first debuted in stores last year, some started to wonder if we might eventually see a microconsole version of the Super Nintendo. It turns out that day might be coming soon.

According to a new report from Eurogamer, an SNES Classic Edition is being developed by Nintendo and will be released later this year—just in time for the holiday season. The Eurogamer report cites sources close to Nintendo, who told the gaming site that “development of the device is already under way.”

The Daily Dot reached out to Nintendo for comment.

The latest rumors on an SNES Classic come days after Nintendo announced it would discontinue the NES Classic Edition despite its massive popularity, explaining that it was never supposed to be a long-term product. But according to Eurogamer, it discontinued the NES Classic Edition because it planned to launch the SNES Classic Edition late this year.

Although it’s still strictly a rumor, Eurogamer has a proven track record with some of its reporting on the Nintendo Switch. And although we’re still sad to see the NES Classic Edition go, launching the SNES Classic Edition would interest even more classic video game aficionados. Let’s hope Nintendo is better prepared to handle the demand this time.

Update 10:50am CT: A spokesman for Nintendo sent the following statement: “We have nothing to announce on this topic.”

H/T IGN

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*First Published: Apr 19, 2017, 9:53 am CDT