Nintendo’s sales strategy for the NES Classic Edition was frustrating, to put it mildly. It shipped so few systems that they sold out almost immediately and killed the product despite loads of pent-up demand. Will it learn from its mistakes now that the SNES Classic is on its way? Apparently, the answer is yes… maybe. The gaming giant has put out a statement (you can read it below) promising that it’ll ship “significantly more” SNES Classics than it did last year’s retro console. It’s not divulging numbers (that would be spilling trade secrets), but this suggests you might not have to pre-order right away to bring one home. However, you probably don’t want to get your hopes up just yet.
Super Nintendo Classic Reveal
You knew darn well this was going to happen after the success of the NES classic mini. Here comes the Super NES Classic mini or Super Famicon for our overseas friends which will sport 20 games and will go for $80. Is it worth it?
All right, so who else went, “no duh.” when this was finally announced? I know I did and we also have a release date of September 29th, 2017. Nintendo is assuring people that they will not sell out as quickly as they did with the Nintendo Classic Mini. Coming from Engadget.com.
The company adds that it’s currently planning to ship the SNES Classic only between its September 29th launch and the end of 2017 — there’s “nothing to announce” about shipments in 2018. This doesn’t rule out further production runs, but it risks creating a frenzy as people buy either out of panic or to flip systems on eBay for a tidy profit.
I am over here with the side eye going, “mmm hmmm Nintendo we shall see.” However, I am not going to knock it too harshly since this is a cute collector’s item that I know a few people that will take advantage and modify it for longer usage. As stated that there will be 20 games embedded into the system, but as the NES Classic there will no means to add iso files. But here is the list of games that are on there and keep in mind it will come with two controllers!
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III
- Kirby Super Star
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Mega Man X
- Secret of Mana
- Star Fox
- Star Fox 2
- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Castlevania IV
- Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Super Mario World
- Super Metroid
- Super Punch-Out!!
- Yoshi’s Island
“We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition.
“Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year.”
Okay, Nintendo, we get it pretty much pre-order it and be there on time to get yours before they are sold out is what I am getting from that statement. It is a supply and demand industry and having consumers going out there demanding something this nostalgic is a marketing strategy. However, I am going to be real I do like the Super Famicom Classic Mini design better because it is colorful and the sleek case. In that looking forward to checking out the mini SNES classic, but I am looking forward to the Sega Genesis Mini even though you can get one that plays the cartridges as well as has some games in it. – Beast Out –
Source – Gizmodo.com
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