The SNES mini is happening.
Everyone stop what you're doing -- for many of you, this will be the most important headline you read all year. According to Eurogamer's sources, Nintendo is currently working on the successor to the NES Classic Edition, which we recently confirmed would be discontinued. What's the only product that could quell the moans and tears of those who never got their hands on a mini NES? How about a mini SNES? Yes, my friends. Of course it's happening, and it's happening sooner than we thought it would.
According to the report, the SNES Classic Edition (assuming Nintendo sticks with their current naming convention) is currently scheduled to launch in time for Christmas this year. You don't have to wait eight months to get hyped, though. Check out the gallery below for some retro SNES goodness.
The article also states that development of the SNES Classic edition is the primary reason Nintendo hasn't decided to continue manufacturing is wildly successful mini NES.
Why can't we have both?
There is very likely going to be a time in the near future when we see the mini NES and mini SNES coexisting on store shelves and online retailers, but for the time being, Nintendo has a lot on its plate. More than anything, we're assuming that Nintendo can't over-commit to manufacturing so many products at once, whether Nintendo itself is doing the manufacturing or outsourcing production.
It's going to be a crazy holiday weekend for Nintendo. Nintendo Switch sales aren't likely to slow down, and this new SNES is going to be just as hot, if not hotter. Assuming Nintendo wants to avoid worldwide outrage and accusations of intentionally fabricating a supply shortage, we're hoping it intends to produce way more SNES consoles than they did NES consoles. That will take time and money.
It's going to be a wild holiday, isn't it?
Yes. Yes it is. Just think about this: By the time Christmas rolls around, Nintendo will be offering new 3DS games, the Nintendo Switch, Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, popular Nintendo Switch accessories, and an the coolest collector's SNES emulator you've ever seen in your life.
Expect Nintendo's share values to take a wild leap skyward when it officially announces the SNES Classic Edition. We'll be there when it happens to give you all of the details, so stay tuned! In the meantime, do check out some retro Super Nintendo goodness in the gallery below.