Nintendo tapped into the retro gaming trend previous year with the release of the NES Classic Edition game console, a $60 gadget that came loaded with 30 vintage games, which became an unexpected hit. But more are on the way.
The SNES Classic sales for $80 per unit. After you spend 15 minutes playing, you'll be wishing you picked up at least three of theses SNES Classic accessories. But customers shouldn't worry.
On the whole, the SNES Classic Mini is very much like the NES version. (You'll need to play the first level of the original "Star Fox" game to unlock the sequel). The games hold up, and that couldn't be more true with the Super NES Classic Edition.
The game system comes with pre-loaded games like Super Mario, Donkey Kong, and more.
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All three EB games locations in the city report selling out of consoles quickly.
There's a reason why the first mini-console flew off shelves past year - or went for three times the asking price from the third-party sellers on sites like Amazon. We have been reporting all night about the SNES Classic launch in stores at midnight and the availability of the SNES Classic online. Sony could even be ahead of the curve since the PlayStation controller has remained largely the same in style since the advent of the Dual Analog Controller, so they could advertise that any wireless analog PlayStation controller will work with the system. There's also a Super Famicom counterpart, as you'd expect. Amazon's freakish Treasure Truck, which drives around big cities selling rare items, is offering SNES Classics in New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, and other hubs.
Sure, not everyone got one. There are still no updates on the pre-ordered SNES Classic shipments from Amazon.
Nintendo is hoping for the same response to the SNES Classic Edition, which goes on sale Friday. But with the NES Classic set to rerelease next summer, Nintendo might just be riding that classic console gravy train for the foreseeable future.