The NES Classic Edition is a product so elegantly simple that it essentially sells itself. Pretty much everyone has some form of nostalgia for old school Nintendo games, so the prospect of owning a cute, miniature diversion of one of the most iconic video game consoles ever made isn’t really a tough sell. Although it’s hard to complain too much about a $60 device that showcases some of the most important and influential video games of all time, there is certainly room for improvement when it comes to the NES Classic’s design.
With Nintendo’s product already proving to be a massive success, there’s a very good chance the company will put out a miniature version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) at some point in the future, possibly even next year. While I don’t expect that Nintendo will really change much of anything when it comes to its design or what it offers — it’s safe to assume it will come with 30 games and one controller as well — I’m hopeful that they will reconsider this position and try to make the SNES Classic truly live up to its name. Here are some ways that Nintendo could improve upon the NES Classic’s design with an updated SNES.
10. Sturdier Design
This is a really minor complaint, but as adorable as the NES Classic is, it feels a bit cheap. I mean, it’s only $60, so it is a pretty cheap product, but Nintendo could have put a little more effort into making the thing not feel like it’s going to be crushed if I hold it the wrong way. It’s hard to say what specifically could be done to make a SNES Classic feel sturdier, but if Nintendo can find a way to make it feel a bit more solidly constructed, it certainly wouldn’t hurt!