Nintendo goes classic with mini Super Nintendo console

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Just like the NES previous year, Nintendo has officially announced that the Super Nintendo Entertainment System will be getting a makeover in the form of a miniature replica with HDMI support.

NES, one of the greatest video game systems, is making a comeback through the Super NES Classic Edition. If the SNES Classic is anything like it's predecessor, the NES Classic, fans should expect it to fly off the shelves very quickly regardless of the extra units! The short controller length of the original NES Classic was a popular complaint amongst customers, which led to some using wireless options instead.

Nintendo recently announced a new, but familiar console, the Super NES Classic Edition. One game that never saw the light of day however, was Star Fox 2, with its release being cancelled despite the title being completed.

Nintendo announced the Super Nintendo Classic Edition for the United States and the Super Nintendo Mini Edition for Europe on Monday. Nintendo appears to have learned from its mistakes with the limited production of the NES Classic, and will instead make available "significantly more" quantities of the SNES Classic later this year. Will Nintendo accurately forecast demand, or will this just delay shortages for a hot minute? The game is finally getting a release after all these years, so long as players unlock it by beating the original Star Fox game first.

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Rather cheekily, Nintendo is selling the USB AC Adapter separately for $19.95 - if your TV doesn't have a USB port, this is required to play the system and brings the total to $139.94.

At launch there will be two different versions of the console. "At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding possible shipments beyond this year". We smell a SNES Mini stock crisis already, mostly because after Christmas you won't be able to buy one. Despite being a runaway success, Nintendo quietly pulled the Classic Mini NES from sale previous year.

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