Last week it was reported that Nintendo was ceasing production on last year's popular NES Classic Mini, the palm-sized USB-powered NES that housed 30 games and connected to a TV via HDMI. It proved to be quite the draw, so much so that it's still hard to find, with online auction prices sitting in the several hundreds of dollars. So ceasing production left a lot of people scratching their heads as to why? Well, now we probably know with several sources claiming that a SNES Classic Mini is on its way for Holiday 2017.
Arguably the superior of the two consoles the SNES or Super Nintendo was home to countless classic 16-bit titles that both looked and played markedly better than those found on the 8-bit NES. We're talking Super Metroid, The Secret of Mana, F-Zero, Super Mario World, Super Contra, Pilotwings, Star Fox, and many more. Which probably means that the SNES Classic Mini, if that's what it ends up being called, will be harder to find than its NES counterpart. Fingers crossed Nintendo learns from the mishandling of its 8-bit piece of nostalgic kit and ups the production numbers to the point where, you know, it's possible to walk into a store and see one. And then buy one. Because the SNES rules.