Nintendo is reportedly planning SNES Classic release this Christmas
Nintendo is planning to launch SNES classic edition in time for this Christmas / Holiday season. This report comes from Eurogamer, and this news broke out right after we received the confirmation from Nintendo that the company has discontinued manufacturing of the NES Classic Edition, which was selling really well and is still rare to find in stores.
It is suggested that the biggest reason for discontinuation of NES Classic despite extremely high demands is production of SNES Classic for later this year. NES Classic Mini was launched only in November 2016 and functioned as a very well designed emulator of the 1983 version of original NES console. NES Classic Mini came with 30 popular NES games pre-installed in the console including Metroid, Punch-Out!!, Final Fantasy, Donkey Kong, Castlevania, Mario Bros. 1-3, and Super Mario Bros.
For the reported SNES Classic, we can expect a similar design and pre-installed games route from Nintendo. It is likely to be small plug-and-play device with some extremely popular and fan-favourite games from original SNES such as The Legend of Zelda: A link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid, Chrono Trigger, and Super Mario World.