Nintendo to Launch SNES Mini This Year

Posted by Megalith 9:05 AM (CDT)

Thursday April 20, 2017

You may have overheard the commotion about Nintendo launching a mini version of the Super Nintendo (surprise!) yesterday, but I am here with the exclusive news that the SNES Classic Mini will only be available on store shelves for seven days. Okay, I totally made that up, but you better hope your finger is on the pre-order button the second it's listed if you ever hope to get one.

Nintendo will follow up its smash hit NES microconsole with a mini version of the SNES, sources close to the company have confirmed to Eurogamer. The SNES mini (or, to continue Nintendo's official branding, likely the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System) is currently scheduled to launch in time for Christmas this year. Development of the device is already under way, our sources have indicated. Nintendo's plans for SNES mini are also a major reason why last year's NES mini did not see a reprieve from discontinuation, Eurogamer understands, despite the latter's continued popularity and sell-out status.