We’ve heard rumours that a SNES Classic retro-based console like the NES Mini is coming this holiday season. Online gaming publication Destructoid claims to have heard further information about the device from a handful of GameStop managers. These managers claim to have been shown off the device in a private meeting with Nintendo. The SNES Classic is apparently due this holiday season.
“Yes, there is going to be a SNES Classic. No, it does not have a release date. No, Nintendo would not confirm that a N64 Classic would be coming next year. With these plug-and-play systems, they want headlines and foot traffic, dude. The Switch and the 3DS sell great, but if you want to get the normies out there to take a break from their regular Facebook and YouTube routines and do a Google search for ‘New Nintendo system,’ or actually walk into the Nintendo section of a store like this, you have to pander to that lowest common denominator with nostalgia.”
Thanks to Supamario for the tip.