According to Eurogamer, who spoke to a source close to the company, Nintendo is indeed working on a Mini SNES and is trying to get it out by Christmas time this year.
"Throughout April, NOA territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year", the company said.
Like its predecessor, the SNES iteration is expected to utilize the same plug-and-play setup, with a selection of popular titles from yesteryear coming pre-loaded on the box. We're hoping that this system sticks around for good, but we still recommend staying vigilant so you can order one the second they go on sale. Now, it seems like the SNES Mini is next in line to bring back some of the nostalgia again for the holiday season.
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The NES mini was, however, discontinued, despite its sell-out status and continued popularity, which is possibly the main reason the gaming giant is now reportedly planning to release a SNES mini. However, Nintendo has yet to confirm it.
There's no word on which games will be included, but you can bet it would feature classic third-party entries such as Super Metroid, Super Mario World, and A Link To The Past. Presumably, it would be tiny like the NES Classic Edition - a smaller, near-identical version of the original hardware.
The saga of Nintendo's retro console is getting stranger by the minute, with a new report that a Mini SNES is on the way. Now Nintendo has discontinued the NES Classic in Europe as well. Fans will cry foul if a golf game winds up on this device but Chrono Trigger doesn't.
Nintendo's seemingly boneheaded move in killing off production of the NES Classic Edition is starting to make a little bit more sense.