EuroGamer – SNES Classic – Nintendo will follow up its smash hit NES microconsole with a mini version of the SNES, sources close to the company have confirmed to Eurogamer.

The SNES mini (or, to continue Nintendo’s official branding, likely the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System) is currently scheduled to launch in time for Christmas this year. Development of the device is already under way, our sources have indicated.

Nintendo is the strangest company in the world. They are an anomaly. Throughout its history Nintendo has used their bullshit tactic of artificial demand. Every time they plan to release a new console or amiibo they think to themselves “how can we screw our fans over?” Their answer? Lets short the market, create a secondary market where our products get a 300% markup that we dont see a dime of. Its a genius strategy by them.

Now listen, I’m excited for this thing, even though I still have my SNES and can play any of these games on an emulator, I’m still excited. I just dont understand what theyre doing. People have been begging for the NES Classic to be retsocked, they decide to completely shut down production. The Switch has been out for 7 weeks now and its a trek to find one in store. It’s great for them, people want their products, people want to give them all the money they can and Nintendo just wont take it. You want a classic nes? Go buy one on Ebay for 3x its original price. Want a Switch? Pay the $100 extra on Ebay, go to GameStop and buy one of their bullshit $600+ bundles, or search every store nearby. Nintendo is the smartest dumbest company out there. They need to realize they dont need to create artificial demand because there is a huge demand for all their products.

Anyway – Im excited for the SNES Classic, even though its unlikely Ill ever find one. If this thing doesnt have TMNT: Turtles In Time then its a complete waste of money and trash.

Top 10 list for the SNES Classic:

  1. TMNT: Turtles in Time
  2. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  3. Donkey Kong Country
  4. Super Metroid
  5. Chrono Trigger
  6. Super Mario World
  7. StarFox
  8. Earthworm Jim
  9. NBA Jam
  10. Super Mario All Stars