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    Eurogamer rumor: SNES Mini currently in development

    We might have a reason for the NES mini's discontinuation.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...mini-this-year

    Nintendo will follow up its smash hit NES microconsole with a mini version of the SNES, sources close to the company have confirmed to Eurogamer.
    The SNES mini (or, to continue Nintendo's official branding, likely the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System) is currently scheduled to launch in time for Christmas this year. Development of the device is already under way, our sources have indicated.

    Nintendo's plans for SNES mini are also a major reason why last year's NES mini did not see a reprieve from discontinuation, Eurogamer understands, despite the latter's continued popularity and sell-out status.

    Last week, Nintendo explained that it never intended NES mini to be a permanent product. From the company's perspective, the microconsole was planned as a cool novelty item perfect for Christmas 2016, and the numbers in which it was manufactured and shipped were expected to be enough to suit this goal.

    But NES mini ended up breaking out to become more popular than anticipated and quickly sold out, leading to a bustling resale market on eBay. NES mini shipments continued into the early part of this year, but its production run could not be extended further - as SNES mini was slated for production instead.

    Hopefully, more stock of the SNES mini will be made available to avoid a repeat of the same shortages.

    The reality of a SNES mini is certainly exciting - while the NES was unique for being Nintendo's first home console, the SNES arguably boasts the better software line-up, and a catalogue of classics far more advanced than their NES forebears. Compare The Legend of Zelda on NES to A Link to the Past, for example, or Donkey Kong to Donkey Kong Country.

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    I was just reading this, watch this be limited as fuck as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtbrig7390 View Post
    I was just reading this, watch this be limited as fuck as well...
    I will agree it will stay limited and will only stay in production until right around this time next year as well, but I expect there to be much more than what was produced with the NES mini.

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    SNES is much more appealing to me.

    It's impossible to guess at Nintendo's motives & direction though. They already have all the money so they just do whatever they want. Why was the NES Classic so constrained? Why was it discontinued after a stock boost in North America? WHY ARE THE CONTROLLER CORDS SO FUCKING SHORT?

    We'll never know, and we'll also never be able to predict what they're up to with rumors like these.

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    Thinking about it, this seems like a marketing ploy for Switch Virtual Console.

    "Hey! See these games you are playing? Well, not only can you get these games on the go, but some of the multiplayer ones come with local and online multiplayer on the Switch! You just need to give us more money!"

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    Mini SNES?

    I believe I have a leaked rough visualization:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtbrig7390 View Post
    I was just reading this, watch this be limited as fuck as well...
    Well, if the price is around the 60 euros mark, i'm going to buy one day one.


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    I will buy the SNES mini if it includes Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Final Fantasy IV, V and VI.

    Oh, and Dragon Quest V and VI and Breath of Fire 1 and 2 aaaand Lufia 1 and 2.

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    I never heard about the NES Mini. If it comes with the games then it seems to be kinda cool. I guess it beats emulating games on a desktop/tablet because of the controller, alone.

    Even though I never had a SNES, I guess I'll buy one for the lols, if not only because it seems to be somewhat hard to obtain since they won't manufacture a lot?

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    Lets see, buy an actual SNES off eBay plus buy one of those carts that let you install an SD card and play every SNES game, or buy this for triple the price...

    Tough decision :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueobelisk View Post
    I never heard about the NES Mini. If it comes with the games then it seems to be kinda cool. I guess it beats emulating games on a desktop/tablet because of the controller, alone.
    You know you can get USB adaptors for NES controllers just like with most 80's/90's consoles yeah? Also you can get native USB clones of said controllers.

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    *looks at his .rar file with all SNES roms ever including translations
    *looks at his USB controller for SNES joypads

    Neh...

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    A mini SNES is better than a mini NES honestly. Hopefully has some good games like ChronoTrigger. The SNES era is also the generation I missed due to well.... age, and my older sis not getting that console, but I did use her NES and eventually got my own N64

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    random pocket computer + emulator > any pathetic attempt at cash grabbing from nintendo

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    Nah, I'm good, thanks.
    As great as my SNES was, I can play most everything from my childhood on my 3DS and everything else thanks to the net.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amalaric View Post
    I will buy the SNES mini if it includes Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Final Fantasy IV, V and VI.

    Oh, and Dragon Quest V and VI and Breath of Fire 1 and 2 aaaand Lufia 1 and 2.

    Well Dragon Quest 5 only initially came out in Japan so expect to see it on the Mini SNES JP version only. They did it with the Mini NES. FF3 was on the Japanese versions but not the EU ones.
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    Discontinue Wii U, resell 20+ year old games.

    Nintendo loves their fans.

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    Super Mario World
    Legend of Zelda: LTTP
    F-Zero
    Super Mario Kart
    Super Metroid
    Super Contra
    Chrono Trigger
    Hopefully a FF game or two
    Donkey Kong Country
    Super Mario RPG
    Street Fighter 2

    I'll think more about it, maybe look through my old games, and post more predictions/wishlist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtbrig7390 View Post
    I was just reading this, watch this be limited as fuck as well...
    Then why doesnt someone just post a how to RetroPi on here and then everyone here with half a brain can build one and be even more happy.

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    Glad I got my mini NES, then. No wonder supply was so shitty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeta333 View Post
    Then why doesnt someone just post a how to RetroPi on here and then everyone here with half a brain can build one and be even more happy.
    http://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-yo...sole-498561192

    There ya go. It's incredibly easy and affordable for anyone who cares. Oh, and PS3/4 and Xbox controllers work out of the box with these things(look for one with bluetooth built-in if you want wireless).
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