SNES Classic was always a possibility if the NES Classic proved a success.
It would be a real treat if this retro console re-release becomes an annual tradition from Nintendo.
"Nintendo will follow its NES microconsole with a mini version of the SNES", sources told the company at EuroGamer. Nintendo Switch's are still hard to find in some places, so that doesn't get our hopes up.
Eurogamer, citing sources familiar to the matter, reports that Nintendo is now in the development stage for a SNES mini set to launch later this year. As with the NES Classic, the mini SNES will come rocking a replica controller and preinstalled games.
What games would you want to see on a SNES Mini? However, Nintendo chose not to make enough of them initially, then chose not to react to that demand, and then took the head-scratching decision to discontinue the product last week. So hopefully the Mini SNES will offer up the superior American versions of the games instead.
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The firm has yet to comment on talk of an upcoming SNES Mini console, and we don't yet know much about it.
Nintendo knows how much you love obsessing over objects of your youth and that you will drive yourself insane trying to find them. That left Nintendo in the unenviable position of being forced to announce the NES Mini discontinuation now, before consumers naturally noticed that restocks simply weren't coming.
Like the NES Classic Edition, the SNES "Mini" will come pre-installed with a variety of classic first- and third-party games, and will be compatible with modern TVs, says Eurogamer. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo's explicit about how long you'll be able to buy the mini SNES.
The NES Classic Mini cost £50 at retail - an incredibly cheap price considering how many games were bundled.