Eurogamer reports that sources claim Nintendo will launch a SNES Classic

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    Eurogamer, a site known for having accurately leaked the Nintendo Switch, then known as the NX, far before the actual reveal, now is making another big claim. According to multiple "sources" close to Nintendo and Eurogamer, likely the same ones who gave them the same insider Switch information, Nintendo will be releasing a Super Nintendo Classic/Mini later on during the Christmas season this year. This report follows last week's announcement that Nintendo would be discontinuing the NES Classic, which launched during the Christmas season of last year. Eurogamer also confirms that production has already started on them as well. Of course, this should still be taken with a grain of salt, but Eurogamer is almost always on-point with leaks, having confirmed the existence of a PS4 Slim, as well as having multiple game industry sources that have confirmed other hardware leaks before.

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    Yes! Yes! Yes!

    I got an original SNES but still, I'd love to get it!
     
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    I'll pass, but if there ever will be an N64 or GC mini, I'm in!
     
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    I can't wait to only see 10 of them!
     
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    If they do come out with this, please, please let us get the European/Japanese version instead of the ugly USA version in the US. I grew up with the ugly boxy SNES and was always envious of the Japanese SFC/European SNES.
     
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    This one will sell out even faster than the NES Mini... the scalpers won't give us normal folk a chance!
     
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    If one does come out, I'll probably get it too. I like how the NES mini looks. And a SNES controller would be awesome.
     
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    This is going to be the single dumbest thing Nintendo can do at this point. They can either sell all of them together so they sit side by side on the shelves (as now Nintendo only has 1 proper console out there) but saturating the market towards the Switch... Or none at all and focus on the Switch. Discontinuing one that sells like crazy only to bring another short run of another one that will have even bigger demand... But then, Nintendo is always going to be Nintendo, not making any sense after the 90s.
     
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    And yet another round of annoying people will be saying "why not get a pi 3 instead"?

    They just don't get it. Nostalgia is more attractive than practicality :P

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    You mean discontinuing the cheaper hardware that allows easy pirating of NES and SNES games to make way for a $99 SNES system that only plays what it says it plays at a higher profit margin? Business model matters. They know what they're doing.
     
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    They can very easily fix the nes mini to be the '$99 system that only plays what it says at a higher profit' in the new batches *if they want* and then release the same for the snes and the n64 and whatnot. But no. They are Nintendo. Fuck economics, marketing and econometrics. The only thing that matters is what we think is right.

    By the way, love your avatar :D

    What do you think the snes mini will be if it comes out? Very similar, just more protected. You want to make sure that nobody will ever change the games or the reason these things are sold for? SOLDER a ROM not flash storage on the board with just the right amount of space. Then it takes good dedication to replace roms etc. So, point moot.
     
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    The NES Mini was pretty damned appealing to me, even though I am an emulation fiend anyways. While an RPi3 with Retropie installed is nice, there is something really damned nice about the NES Mini's UI and everything. A lot of people would argue that it was a simple system, and as we've all seen, it was easily exploitable (something I hope is carried over to the SNES variant because damnit, some of my favorite SNES games are eng translations). And of course, the overall availability of the system was most certainly lacking. But you just can't get the same amount of polish that Nintendo brought to the table with the system. I personally find Retropie to be cumbersome and annoying to setup; sure, once you've got everything downloaded and setup it can look rather nice and it of course supports oodles of games from multiple consoles and console generations, but it is still rough around the edges. Nintendo brought a gorgeous and nostalgic UI to the table with the NES Mini that made me want one even though I SERIOUSLY would never need one.

    Nostalgia sells, man. I'd eat up a SNES Mini in a heartbeat. Just let us pre-order them a bit more this time, Ninty!
     
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    Dreamcast Mini and Gamecube Mini
     
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    Another system which will be impossible to buy unless you pay more than 200$ to scalpers. Since day one I'm looking to buy an NES classic and still cannot find one as each delivery is always sold out within a few hours everywhere.
     
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    This time im totally in, even if it kinda sucks when it comes to emulation i will be happy with an extra SNES controller for my Wii U.

    My dream would be to see Star Fox and Yoshi's Island in it but due to copyright it probably will not happen.

    Crazy would be to see the real Star Fox 2 exclusive for SNES Mini (the ROM we have is an unfinished patched beta).
     
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    What is the problem with these games regarding copyright? Wasn't aware there is an issue?
     
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    If it is then I am so getting it. No I won't buy the USA version. It is so ugly so I will order Euro version. Looks so much better like Japanese version.
     
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    Assuming this would eventually get hacked like the NES mini, I'll be trying to get this on lauch (if this rumor is true, that is).
     
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    Even if it doesn't get hacked, it's a nice collectors item.
     
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