Last week Nintendo left a lot people angry and confused when it was revealed that they were discontinuing the highly popular NES Classic despite it constantly selling out and being notoriously difficult to get.
Now Eurogamer is reporting that Nintendo is set to release a SNES Classic Edition later this year, in time for the Christmas holiday season. The system is currently in development.
Eurogamer’s sources cite the development of SNES Classic as the major reason for the discontinuation of the NES Classic as production will shift to the SNES.
There’s no word on how many or which games the SNES Classic will come with at this time.
Smith’s Sentiment: I’m still bummed about the NES Classic as I wasn’t able to get one (and won’t spend hundreds of dollars on it). I think SNES had the better line up of games though, and so I’d actually rather have the SNES Classic. Do hope they include Super Mario All Stars, as that will at least give the SNES remastered version of the Super Mario 1, 2, 3, and Lost Levels. And of course it needs (and likely will have) the Donkey Kong Country games as well. There’s a TON of fantastic SNES games, so I’m positive whichever games gets put on this system it’ll end up being a great selection. Let’s hope Nintendo has learned from the success of NES Classic and makes enough of the SNES Classic. Demand will be high Nintendo, make enough of them to supply at least most of it this time please.