Rumor: Nintendo to Launch SNES Mini in Holiday 2017

Hot off the heels of their confusing-at-best discontinuation of the NES Classic, a new rumor points to the company making a surprisingly logical next step: releasing a re-release of the Super Nintendo / Famicom.

The new rumor comes via Eurogamer, who cites sources “close to the company” noting the new hardware is being readied for a holiday 2017 release. Considering the general lack of available for the NES Classic, we can only hope they’ll make enough units to meet demand – if the rumor is true.

In the case of the discontinuation of the NES Classic, Nintendo said they were halting production on the console, and if they decide to put it back into production, they’ll let us know via their official website. Perhaps we’ll see both classic gaming consoles on the market at the same time in the future?

Further details like games included, dimensions, and so on weren’t confirmed – but we’ll keep you guys posted.

Brandon Orselli


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