But with SNES Classic Mini reportedly selling somewhere north of 5m units worldwide, we can see why the Japanese giant’s finally made a decision to take the plunge. It will be on store shelves starting on June 29.
There were rumors afloat for a while that Nintendo is working to re-launch the re-launched NES Classic which it has initially introduced in November 2016. That might imply that both consoles will be discontinued in 2019, but, as should now be apparent, who knows if Nintendo will change its mind.
The news came via a tweet from the official Nintendo of America account. Nintendo said players needn’t worry about losing any hard-earned progress either because each game has multiple suspend points, so you can start where you left off easily.
The Super Nes Classic featured 20 classic Super NES games including standouts like Donkey Kong Country, Mega Man X, Super Metroid, and Secret of Mana. With the original Nintendo Entertainment System, it wasn’t uncommon for games to spontaneously freeze or otherwise stop working.
And the good news doesn’t stop there, because these games will also be playable online. Certain measures, like limiting the number of consoles sold to consumers, helped to mitigate the scarcity seen with the NES Classic Edition.
The console will cost the same $59.99, which is still a great bargain for collectors looking to replay some of their favorite games from a different age.
Voice chat is also supported through the smartphone app. That service is set to launch in September.
There’s even a 12 month family membership available for £31.49.