This morning we were delighted -- and way too excited -- to report that Nintendo is working on a SNES Classic Edition as a follow-up to the soon-to-be-discontinued NES Classic Edition. You can find that report here. This is exactly what we've been waiting to hear. As soon as we learned that a mini NES was on the way, our imaginations took off and we couldn't help but swoon at the prospect of playing games like Chrono Trigger and Super Mario World on an adorable little Super Nintendo. Now that we know it's (probably) coming, we're pumped.
Not everyone was head over heels, though. Many fans out there are playing hard to get, and their skepticism and cynicism are getting the best of them. For some of you, this is just another chance for Nintendo to dangle something over your head. Some of the reactions to what we assumed would be universally exciting news were simply priceless.
Here are a few of the best reactions to the SNES Classic Edition that we've seen so far. Keep scrolling to see just how cynical we can get:
Landing a Pre-Order Is Like Winning a Jackpot
BREAKING: 10 Lucky Winners who find one of these Golden Tickets in Switch boxes - will be given opportunity to purchase the SNES Classic. pic.twitter.com/e4WONwver5— Tom [Servo] Jones (@TomServoJones) April 19, 2017
"Breaking: 10 Lucky Winners who find one of these Golden Tickets in Switch boxes will be given opportunity to purchase the SNES Classic."
Those of us who earnestly tried to get our mitts on an NES Classic Edition know that even the opportunity to give Nintendo our money is an elusive and privileged one. Very cheeky.
Multiple Color Options to Keep Up With the Switch
The SNES mini should come in two colours. pic.twitter.com/DNuSfK8Cm1— Tony Coffey (@The__Goomba) April 19, 2017
"The SNES mini should come in two colours."
For those of you who don't know, there was a very large number of Super Nintendo's that went out of the factory and turned yellow within years. There was something in their coating that, over time, sparked a chemical reaction that browned and yellowed the system. There's nothing wrong with these consoles at all, but they do look ugly as sin. Some people just can't let go.
You Guys Are a Bunch of Posers
All these rumors about an SNES mini coming out later this year. You ready to tell everyone that you were into Earthbound before it was cool? pic.twitter.com/PVzuwcnrTb— Mother to Earth (@MotherToEarthMV) April 19, 2017
"All these rumors about an SNES mini coming out later this year. You ready to tell everyone that you were into Earthbound before it was cool?"
We all know that one guy. As soon as something blows up, he just has to let the world know that it was a huge part of his childhood, and he's always loved it. Everyone else is catching up to his fantastic taste!
We don't doubt that there will be a ton of Earthbound bandwagoners. This is an incredible, timeless RPG, and if it's included on the mini SNES it will no doubt be the first time for many of you to play it. It is a great game and, for the record, I really did love it before it was cool. Just sayin'...
Nintendo Hates Money
we at Nintendo have decided to discontinue the SNES mini before any have been made because y'all were just too excited to give us more money— 9 V O L T (@9_volt88) April 19, 2017
"We at Nintendo have decided to discontinue the SNES mini before any have been made because y'all were just too excited to give us more money."
"Nintendo hates money" has almost become a truism at this point. No one could understand why Nintendo would discontinue the NES Classic Edition while it was still so highly in demand. It can't be that expensive to manufacture, right? And everyone is still dying to get their hands on one of these things. This is just a joke, but there's a very real seed of fear at the heart of this quip that I think we all can relate to.
Scalpers Ready to Suck the Fun Out of Everything
And this was everyone's initial thought as soon as we heard the announcement. Scalpers around the world are rubbing and twisting their hands together in greed and glee. The NES Classic Edition regularly sold for several times its initial worth, and can now be found on Ebay for over $1k. If Nintendo doesn't produce enough of these babies, then scalpers are going to have another field day. Let's try not to let that happen, okay Nintendo?