The mini NES Classic Edition was the hottest toy for Christmas 2016, getting sold faster than retailers can resupply. On the other hand, the Classic Mini SNES could be Nintendo?s hot toy that could soon be at your nearest game store.
Nintendo?s trademark change
Nintendo, the Japanese gaming giant, has registered a new trademark for a controller shaped like the one it used for the SNES in the 1990s. After the success of the mini NES Classic Edition, it wouldn?t be a surprise if they released a Classic Mini SNES as well.
According to Daily Mail, the console was incredibly popular, selling out after just a couple of days on sale.
The SNES, aka the Super Famicon in Japan, was Nintendo’s 16-bit follow-up to the ever popular NES console. The platform was the host to the games Super Mario World, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Street Fighter 2.
It sold 49.1 million units during its retail run from 1990 to 2003, making it one of the top 20 best-selling consoles of all time.
Should we start saving for the Classic Mini SNES?
However, it?s really not a guarantee that a Classic Mini SNES will be released, as the trademark could just be for protecting the company. ?
One commenter wrote on Go Nintendo, “Numerous companies have been using the exact SNES controller design for their knock-offs. This trademark could be an attempt to curb that…”
However, many gamers are excited about a potential release of a Classic Mini SNES, but Nintendo is coming off the back of a bumper year. The company launched its first smartphone game and announced a fully-fledged new games console, the Nintendo Switch.
Sadly, with the Switch being the company’s main focus for 2017, gamers will probably have to wait until at least Christmas 2017.
One of the questions that are awaiting answers is that how many games can the Classic Mini SNES handle?
Stay tuned to TheBitbag for updates on the Classic Mini SNES.