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After discontinuing the NES, Nintendo is reportedly releasing a SNES Classic Edition

April 19 2017, 1:14 PM EDT By Caitlyn Ralph


It seems like Nintendo realized that it broke some original gamers' hearts when it discontinued the NES the other day.

However, not all is lost: Reports are surfacing that Nintendo might actually be releasing a mini SNES Classic Edition later this year, according to IGN.

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The rumors stem from Eurogamer, a site that leaked the Nintendo Switch before it was announced. Sources say that the SNES mini will follow up the NES microconsole and will release sometime near Christmas.

Eurogamer adds that the NES wasn't immune from discontinuation because of these plans for the SNES. Apparently, the NES mini wasn't intended to be a permanent item—instead, it was scheduled to be a novelty sell during Christmas last year.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System debuted in 1990 (Japan, South Korea), 1991 (North America), 1992 (Europe, Oceania) and 1993 (South America). It followed the NES, which hit shelves in the early to mid-1980s around the world.

Stoked? Tell us what game you want to play on your SNES in the comments.

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