Since almost the day the NES Classic was announced, we’ve been anticipating the arrival of a Super Nintendo equivalent. The Super Nintendo Entertainment system has every bit as much nostalgia packed into it as the NES. Now, sources are saying that the micro-console is indeed on the way and scheduled to hit shelves for Christmas, sources close to Nintendo have told Eurogamer.
According to Eurogamer‘s sources, the SNES Classic, or whatever Nintendo decides to call it, is “a major reason why last year’s NES mini did not see a reprieve from discontinuation.”
Everyone’s excited and confused
We’re stoked for the system, there’s no doubt about that, but we’re a little worried. What Nintendo taught people with the discontinuation of the NES Classic is that these things don’t last. If they want to make a buck, they’d better get one right away and make sure to sell it on eBay. I’d be willing to bet that for every SNES Classic that ends up on a gamer’s shelf, one is going to stay in a box and get shuffled back and forth on eBay between people who think they can flip it for a profit.
Putting an expiration date on our nostalgia in this day and age just marks it for resale. Prepare to fight tooth-and-nail to get your hands on one of these.
But seriously, we’re still stoked for this system. Shortly after the announcement, I sat down with our own Jody Davidson and Ron Duwell and made a list of our most-wanted SNES Classic games, and it was a painful culling of beloved titles to get something that seemed like it might one day exist. A Link to the Past and Super Mario World are accompanied by tech showpieces like F-Zero and Star Fox, classic RPGs like Earthbound and Final Fantasy III (VI), and quirky stuff like SimCity and Zombies Ate My Neighbors. We’re hopeful a few of these titles will make the cut.