Nintendo promises improved SNES Mini stock situation

Ben Parfitt
Nintendo promises improved SNES Mini stock situation

Will the SNES Mini be as hard to find as its predecessor the NES Mini? That's the burning question following yesterday's announcement.

The NES Mini remained incredibly hard to find throughout its short life and was then unceremoniously cancelled by Nintendo. Already gamers are rushing to pre-order the SNES Mini for fear of the same.

However, Nintendo has told Kotaku that the situation will be better this time, albeit with a big caveat.

“We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition,” it claimed.

“Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year.

“Our long-term efforts are focused on delivering great games for the Nintendo Switch system and continuing to build momentum for that platform, as well as serving the more than 63m owners of Nintendo 3DS family systems. We are offering Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition in special recognition of the fans who show tremendous interest our classic content.”

Nintendo yesterday confirmed that a SNES version of its Nintendo Classic Mini console will be arriving this autumn on September 29th. It will cost £79.99 in the UK.

Officially titled the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the miniature 16-bit system will come with 21 pre-installed games in total, including the never-before-released Star Fox 2.

As with its now sold-out Classic Min: NES predecessor, the Classic Mini: SNES can be plugged into any HDMI slot on your TV for instant retro gaming goodness. An HDMI cable is included in the box, along with a USB cable but NOT an AC power plug. It also comes with two SNES controllers - an improvement over the Classic Mini: NES' single controller offering.

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