There were a bunch of gamers who were mad that Nintendo cancelled the Nintendo Classic Edition retro game console. That game console looked just like a smaller Nintendo console from back in the day. At the time it was discontinued the word on a reason was difficulty making enough of the consoles to meet demand. It’s worth noting that Nintendo never really said why the console was discontinued.
A new rumor is making the rounds that claims that the reason the Nintendo Classic Edition was cancelled was to make way for the SNES Mini that will launch in late 2017. HotHardware reports a rumor that claims the reason Nintendo discontinued production of that Classic Edition was specifically to make room for the SNES Mini.
This new console is expected to launch in time for Christmas and the rumor reportedly comes from sources close to the company. That likely means in the supply chain, this is where most rumors come from. The big game that had people flocking to the SNES in its day was Mario Kart and what a home run would it be for Nintendo if these SNES Mini rumors are true.
You could end up with a tiny retro console ready to play Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country, and Street Fighter II Turbo to name a few. The big question (assuming this rumor is accurate at all) is will Nintendo be able to meet the demand for the SNES Mini when/if it goes into production?
I’d say no, Nintendo has a very long history in modern times of not keeping up with demand to the point where I think it does this on purpose to stoke demand and keep gamers searching. It can’t be bad for a company when there are hoards of content online focusing specifically on where you can find the Nintendo hardware like the Switch or Nintendo Classic Edition.