Five Reasons A Nintendo 64 Classic System Would Be A Good Thing

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In all likelihood, the SNES Mini will likely be almost identical to the miniature NES that came before it.

That's according to Eurogamer, which has word from a source close to Nintendo that a miniature version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System is planned for release this Christmas.

Eurogamer is claiming sources close to the company have told them a shrunken down version of the SNES - Super Nintendo Entertainment System - which was first released in the United Kingdom in 1992, is in Nintendo's plans for later this year.

Eurogamer, though, hopes that Nintendo has learned its lesson with the NES Mini and come out this time with enough stocks to avoid the same mistake. This declaration also encompasses the discontinuation of the NES Classic Controller. The Switch makes them more money, and with new games like Mariokart 8 Deluxe coming out soon, demand is going to spike again.

Putting out a SNES Classic seems like an obvious move, if only because numerous company's most iconic titles were released on the console.


The classic console was a big hit, packed with 30 games and retailed at around $60. In fact, the report furthered that development of this retro console in ongoing.

Which classic console would you like to see in a miniaturised form?

The price and the included games are still not known and Nintendo has not confirmed anything. Among the popular game titles tied up to it include "Super Mario World", "Yoshi's Island" and "Super Metroid". That said, allowing the SNES Mini library to expand via purchased downloads (a la the Virtual Console on other Nintendo consoles) seems like a no-brainer way to provide a continued revenue stream and longer-term interest in the hardware.

For those not in the know, the NES was a tremendous success, with Nintendo shipping 1.5 million units of the console by January this year, much more than they expected to be selling.

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