Report: SNES Mini to Launch This Year

Report: SNES Mini to Launch This Year

Sources close to the project have confirmed to Eurogamer that Nintendo is working on an SNES Mini. This report follows on from news yesterday, which discovered that the Japanese company would be discontinuing manufacture of their highly popular NES Mini.

As Eurogamer’s sources state, the system is already in development, and is slated for a Christmas release. It also appears that Nintendo wanted to capitalise on the popularity of the NES Mini, hence the short turn-around time between its launch, and the SNES Mini’s supposed release window.

For the uninitiated, the NES Mini launched last year. It was a miniaturised version of Nintendo’s first home console from the eighties, sporting HDMI-out and running multiple emulated versions of popular games. This included both first and third party titles. A recurring story is that stores weren’t provided with enough units to meet customer demand.

Nintendo have yet to comment on the report.

What games would you like an SNES Mini to sport? Maybe Super Metroid, or Chrono Trigger? Let us know in the comments below!



 

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Comments Comments (13)

 
Posted by toner
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 8:48 AM
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How many SNES classics will Nintendo manufacture? My guess is 46.
 
 
 
Posted by Bunnny
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 8:50 AM
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Ooooh?

I was saying the SNES had better games :D
 
 
 
Posted by Xaphriel
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 8:51 AM
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I won't even pretend to understand Nintendo's business practices anymore. Frankly I'm surprised they haven't already discontinued the Switch for the sheer hell of it.
 
 
 
Posted by dsinnz
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 9:10 AM
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n64 mini year after that?
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 11:19 AM
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More fodder for the scalpers then...
 
 
 
Posted by atipuss
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 12:05 PM
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Very interested. ...will be getting one....or maybe wait for mini 64 :D
 
 
 
Posted by Ron
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 2:13 PM
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Day #1 baby!
 
 
 
Posted by CoffeeAddict
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 3:50 PM
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Mini 64 with goldeneye, banjo, Mariokart 64, super mario 64 and blast corps. Whoops almost forgot about star fox.
 
 
 
Posted by Ron
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 4:24 PM
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20 April 2017, 03:50 PM Reply to CoffeeAddict
Mini 64 with goldeneye, banjo, Mariokart 64, super mario 64 and blast corps. Whoops almost forgot about star fox.
It'll happen 2018.
 
 
 
Posted by ptys
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 7:56 PM
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Pick the Famicom/Pal design Nintendo.
 
 
 
Posted by jmduknz
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 8:18 PM
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It's the N64 i'd hold out for - i'd prefer virtual console on the switch though, I feel less guilty expanding my collection if it doesn't involve new hardware!
 
 
 
Posted by captain X nz
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 9:18 PM
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On board the hype train! Choo! Choo!
 
 
 
Posted by toner
On Friday 21 Apr 2017 9:14 AM
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20 April 2017, 03:50 PM Reply to CoffeeAddict
Mini 64 with goldeneye, banjo, Mariokart 64, super mario 64 and blast corps. Whoops almost forgot about star fox.
They can't do Banjo and Blast Corps, can they? These IPs are owned by Rare, which is owned by Microsoft