Following the overwhelming success of the Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition last fall, Nintendo has announced that they will be releasing a miniature version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System — aka one of, if not the, greatest gaming console of all time — later this year. As one of the most popular tech products of the early 90s, a mini version of the Super Nintendo is sure to be at the top of many gamers’ wishlist this year and whether you’re planning to pick one up for yourself or someone else, here is everything you need to know about the SNES Classic Edition.
At $80 ($100 CAD), the SNES Classic is 33% more expensive than the NES Classic was and has fewer games overall. At first glance, this may seem like a ripoff, but the price hike is arguably justified when you take a hard look at what’s actually being included. Sure, getting nine fewer games than you did with the NES Classic looks bad on paper, but when you take into account the overall quality of the games included with the SNES Classic vs the NES, the move is arguably justified. The SNES Classic also comes with an additional controller and when you consider that Nintendo was selling additional NES Mini controllers at $10 a pop, there really isn’t as much of a price discrepancy between the two systems as you might think.