Nintendo to Release SNES Mini by the End of This Year
Nintendo can certainly add a third line of miniature old school classic console to the list with the upcoming SNES Mini. Throughout the 2016 holiday season, the company released the NES Classic Edition (Nintendo Entertainment System) – a very small version of what many grew up with and may very well still have. The unfortunate news was disclosed recently that they will discontinue manufacturing the product this month with the last shipments arriving to territories within NOA (Nintendo of America) this month. Despite the popularity the NES received internationally, it’s a shame to see it go away. In fact, it was so popular, that stock was depleted very shortly after its release and retailers could barely keep them in stock. Not only did it offer 30 classic games for kids at heart to play over again or a gift for the next generation of gamers, but it was a nice stocking stuffer and collectible.
Unless some promotional event takes place in the near future, that’s the last people will see of that beauty for some time. According to Eurogamer, close sources say that production and development for the SNES Mini are already in progress and is anticipated to hit shelves by Christmas of this year. On the eastern side of the globe, discontinuing popular console products seem to be a trend as well. The FAMICOM (Family Computer) that was made exclusive for the country of Japan will no longer be in production. However, unlike the plan for the NES Classic, this is only a temporary halt.
So, what do you think these lines of miniature retro consoles? Are you looking forward to purchasing an SNES Mini, or are you not buying into these? Feel free to leave any thoughts or comments in the section below or begin a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers official Facebook and Twitter! For more awesome gaming news, check out the articles below:
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