Following the initial release, Nintendo barely provided retailers fresh stocks of the NES mini, and demand grew immensely.
"Throughout April, NOA [Nintendo of America] territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year", the company told IGN. During the interview, Nintendo stated that the Mini NES was never meant to be a permanent product, which doesn't come to a surprise with Nintendo's marketing strategy to drive sales. Unless Nintendo plans to sell it at a much higher price tag (than the NES Classic's $59), there's absolutely no reason to think the company couldn't have sold both systems simultaneously with meteoric returns.
Over the last few days we've been telling you how Nintendo chose to end production of Nintendo Classic Mini NES in Europe as well as in the United States and Japan.
The NES Classic was Nintendo's first home console; hence, it will always remain special, but the SNES mini will be more exciting owing to a better software line-up and more advanced catalog of classic games. Don't console - excuse the pun - us with a handful of games, think about adding features like Wi-Fi, more storage options, and access to a retro storefront with quality content? Despite the mini console's popularity, many wondered if Nintendo would eventually release a SNES Classic Edition. 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.
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After the unbridled success of its Nintendo Classic Edition, Nintendo may unveil a follow up to it, this time focused around Super Nintendo.
The NES Classic debuted only six months ago and included 30 popular games from the NES. With the SNES Mini, hopefully Nintendo will be able to avoid similar issues.
There's no information on what games the mini console could include.