Eurogamer has reported that Nintendo will be releasing the SNES Mini later this year. According to Eurogamer, “Sources close to the company (Nintendo) have confirmed…[that] development of the device is already under way.”
The SNES Mini will be the follow-up to the widely sought after NES Classic, which was released on November 11, 2016. When first released, Nintendo did not anticipate that the NES Classic would be as successful as it was, which caused a big supply and demand problem for the console; everybody wanted it, but nobody carried it. Due to the popularity of the console, it came as a surprise when Nintendo announced that it would be discontinuing the NES Classic after only a few months in circulation. In an interview with Eurogamer, a Nintendo spokesperson stated the following: “We can confirm that we are no longer manufacturing the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System”.
Although their is no definite release date for the SNES Mini, you can guarantee that demand for this console will be through the roof, especially with an unbeatable line-up of potential games, such as: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Star Fox, Chrono Trigger and Super Mario World. We can only hope that Nintendo learns from its shortcomings with the the NES Classic and can meet the demands of its newest venture.