SNES Classic reportedly in the works (because of course it is)

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Nintendo is set to launch another retro refresh following the success of the NES Classic Edition (Nintendo Mini). It's something I genuinely hope will happen, especially given that the Super Nintendo wasn't officially released here in South Africa.

Per the report, it is believed that Nintendo will stay true to the "plug and play" setup that worked so well with the NES Classic before it, meaning a pre-loaded selection of classic games.

The prospect of an SNES reboot is not only tantalizing to anyone who spent time button-mashing their way through titles like Mortal Kombat or whizzing past opponents in Super Mario Kart, it makes sense for the gaming giants. The sales numbers were revealed at the last financial results briefing by Nintendo, and it was speculated at the time that Nintendo might have stumbled upon a potential gold-mine in the form of "mini" versions of its popular consoles. Be sure to bookmark this page as we'll update it as more information is revealed.

The firm has yet to comment on talk of an upcoming SNES Mini console, and we don't yet know much about it.

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This upcoming SNES Mini is also the reason for the discontinuation of the hackable NES Classic console, according to the report, along with ongoing production problems and stock shortages. It's home to some of my favourite games ever, including the likes of Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 6, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid - and the first good home version of Street Fighter II.

The NES Classic has been very hard to find in stores and online since its reemergence in November previous year.

The NES remake was so in-demand previous year that when Target Australia restocked and began selling it in mid-December, the enormous amount of hopeful buyers crashed the site. Now Nintendo has discontinued the NES Classic in Europe as well. We expect the SNES Classic Mini to cost a similar price, if not the same. Earlier today, we saw that Nintendo had officially closed production of the classic NES mini worldwide, meaning anyone looking to get their hands on one will most likely need to go through scalpers.