When Nintendo discontinued the totally awesome, immensely popular MiniNES, a $60 adorably miniature version of the classic NES preloaded with 30 games, it seemed to make no damn sense. It was rumored to be discontinued because Nintendo didn’t want it to compete with their $300 Switch (which, again, makes no damn sense).
If a report from Eurogamer is correct, Nintendo had another, more acceptable reason to discontinue it: So they could focus on producing a miniature Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). More like SNE-yes. (I’m sorry.)
The mini SNES is reportedly planned to hit shelves in time for holiday gift giving this year. Like the MiniNES, it will reportedly be plug-and-play with a collection of pre-loaded games. No word yet on which games, but come on. It’s gotta have Super Mario World, A Link to the Past, and Donkey Kong Country. Or I will fight them.
Since the MiniNES was apparently intended as a Christmas 2016 novelty gift, the mini SNES may be discontinued soon after the new year. This also raises the question: Why can’t we have both the MiniNES and a mini SNES? Why discontinue them as long as they’re still flying off shelves? Oh well, at least the Famicom Mini is supposed to come back.
Here’s what social networks say about this:
Paula Durham YEAH if u make enough for ppl to buy. and not price gouge them. i wanted to buy one for the advertised price of $59.99 and ended up paying $129 for it because yall got greedy and did not make enough
Jesse Edwards Brilliant marketing, really. Testing the waters of nostalgia just enough to keep us wanting more but never getting enough. They can afford to keep toying with us for decades if they wanted to.
Beth Guy So many people bought the mini NES’s at 60 bucks and then turned around and was selling them for two and three hundred dollars. Complete rip off to people who actually wanted them to play them and not sell them for triple what they paid for them.
Okime Nebar Everyone wants one, Nintendo should just make more miniNES & then a miniSNES. Enough for everyone to have one…they would make good money but they want to be stupid lol
Phillip Singleton NES and SNES consoles should come preloaded with every first party game by Nintendo and have the capability to download 3rd party games for a couple bucks.
Josh English Will they make the processor faster? Playing Shooter games was lame. Lol. Remember how gorgeous Gradius 3 looked, but also how ridiculously snail paced it was?