Rumor: SNES Classic Edition Being Produced For Holiday Launch

Could it be that Nintendo is hard at work on the follow up to the NES Classic Edition and readying it for a fall release? According to Eurogamer that is precisely the case and it’s expected to follow a similar limited time approach, although we hope that Nintendo has learned its lessons and will produce considerably more of them.

The NES Classic Edition retailed for $59.99 and 30 classic games came preinstalled on the system. It was a great value for the games, of which were enhanced with four save slots each and the ability to play them in 1080p with the included HDMI cable. If this report from Eurogamer is accurate, it will be very interesting to see how many games are included this time around, the price point for the product, and whether or not Nintendo increases the controller length, a major criticism of the previous machine.

There are so many fantastic Super Nintendo games that could be included and we’re excited to see which ones make the cut. Due to the increased cost of SNES games over NES games on the Virtual Console and the massive success of the NES Classic, we wonder if Nintendo might opt for a higher price this time around, or simply reduce the number of games included to keep the cost around $60.

We’d be lying if we said we weren’t excited to see this come out. The SNES remains one of our favorite consoles of all time. If this becomes a real product, we sincerely hope that Nintendo can meet demand this time around.


[Source: Eurogamer]

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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