Nintendo Says SNES Classic Production Will Significantly Outpace NES Classic

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Nintendo is opting to do region-specific releases this time around. However, one of the biggest areas of criticism about the device was the length of its controller cords.

A Nintendo spokesperson reportedly said that the company will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than it did of NES Classic Edition. This time, the controller cables are a generous 1.5 metres long, so you don't have to sit right next to your TV like with the NES Classic.

Similar to the highly praised and highly sought-after NES Classic Edition, the new SNES Classic is basically a smaller version of the original 1991 console that emulates some of the system's most iconic games. Will Nintendo accurately forecast demand, or will this just delay shortages for a hot minute? Surprisingly, the SNES Classic will feature a never before seen, previously unreleased game, Star Fox 2. Apart from the games already mentioned, the console will include "Contra III: "The Alien Wars", "Donkey Kong Country", "EarthBound", "Final Fantasy III", "F-ZERO", Kirby Super Star", and "Kirby's Dream Course". An HDMI cable is included in the box, along with a USB cable but NOT an AC power plug.

At launch there will be two different versions of the console.

On the other hand, there is still a possibility that everyone that wants to get an SNES Classic might not have the chance.

Sadly, all signs point to yes. Nintendo officially announced that the SNES release date is set for release on September 29, 2017, along with 21 games. It follows the NES Classic that went on sale late past year but was discontinued in April citing limited resources.

"Our long-term efforts are focused on delivering great games for the Nintendo Switch system and continuing to build momentum for that platform, as well as serving the more than 63 million owners of Nintendo 3DS family systems", the statement says.

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