SNES Mini: The Reason Nintendo Discontinued the NES Classic Michael Kwan April 19, 2017 News As you may have heard, the NES Classic Edition (affectionately known as the NES Mini) has been discontinued globally, much to the dismay of retro gaming enthusiasts around the world. The mini console has been in short supply since its initial launch and now it’s going to be in really, really short supply. But fear not, Nintendo fans, because a super new option is on the way in the form of the SNES Mini. If you don’t want to spend $500 on a Nintendo Switch bundle, this might be a more interesting way to get back into the world of Nintendo… even if it’s a world from over twenty years ago. As the rumors go, Nintendo is working on an SNES Mini (possibly to be named to the SNES Classic) that could be ready for store shelves in time for the holiday shopping season. Development is already underway. We can safely assume that those of us in North America will get some variant of the SNES in miniature form, whereas other markets will get a shrunken down version of the Super Famicom. Seeing how successful the NES Classic was despite its shortcomings, you can’t really blame Nintendo for trying to cash in some more on our nostalgia. Hopefully the SNES Mini will address some of the complaints about the NES Classic, like the ridiculously short controller cables and the lack of (official) expansion possibilities. What games would you like to see in an SNES Mini? Super Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., and Super Mario RPG seem like obvious choices. Donkey Kong Country? Super Metroid? I imagine Street Fighter II won’t be on there, lest they cannibalize interest in Ultra Street Fighter II on the Switch. Share This With The World!