SNES Classic: Analysts Weigh In And Suggest N64 Classic Could Be Next

"The news of the SNES Classic is another high note."

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Nintendo confirmed rumours today and officially announced the SNES Classic. The mini version of the famous classic console, the $80 SNES Classic launches this September, bundled with 21 games (including a previously unreleased one) and two controllers. The NES Classic last year was a big hit, so the SNES Classic is no surprise. Now, analysts have weighed in on how the plug-and-play console could help Nintendo's fortunes, while one believes an N64 Classic could be next.

SuperData Research CEO Joost Van Dreunen said the announcement today of the SNES Classic is "another high note" for Nintendo, following all the news at E3.

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"Nintendo has been on an upswing and quickly rebuilding its credibility among investors," he explained in a statement. "After stealing the show at E3 with the release slate for the Switch, the news of the SNES Classic is another high note. I doubt that neither the $80 price point or the exact composition of the games will provide further motivation or deterrence for consumers in the slightest: enthusiasm around Nintendo and its brand is back on the up-and-up, and we expect to see long lines when the new device drops."

The NES Classic was tremendously successful but it faced supply shortages, frustrating fans in the process. For the SNES Classic, Nintendo has already said it will produce "significantly" more units, though shipments will end in 2017.

Patrick Joynt, the vice president of global consulting firm Magid, said in a statement that Nintendo will be able to sell as many SNES Classic units as it can get on store shelves. He added that he believes Nintendo will replenish NES and SNES Classic units before moving on to an N64 Classic console later on. That would be exciting, indeed.

As with the NES Classic Edition, the SNES Classic features HDMI output and resembles the look of the system it's based on but in a smaller form factor. But unlike that system, it comes with two controllers in the box. It launches on September 29, priced at $80.

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Amazing

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"He added that he believes Nintendo will replenish NES..."

How can I get a job making up imaginary information and get paid well for it, someone please tell me this. There will NEVER be a 2nd run of NES Classics by Nintendo this year, this guy is full of ****, but I guess you can't be an anal-yst without being full of something....

And like the NES Classic, I won't be buying this one either, because I own almost all of the games listed except Star Fox 2, no reason or interest to do so anyway.

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I got 3 NES Classics and will hopefully bag a couple of these also ! Not bad value for what they are really !

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What is their definition of "significantly more" units than the NES Classic? A hundred thousand? A million? 5 million? 10? Because they sold about, what, 2 million units of the NES, and it seemed like nobody could snag one outside of a scalper for $300.

After how bad they handled the NES, I wouldn't be surprised if people were still too salty to even consider buying one of these.

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Well that's some amazing predictions total genius.........

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An N64 classic won't actually be very good because of legal issues. It would just feel rather incomplete without Banjo Kazooie and Tooie, and there is no way in hell they would be allowed on it.

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Is the hardware authentic to old hardware or modern

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will stop production after 4-6 months

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@slypher9: Yeah. Nintendo already confirmed that.

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This one just isn't as appealing as the NES classic. Way too many missed game opportunities. I get licensing issues but dkc 1 but somehow couldn't get 2?? On the other hand, I think I'd wait 6 hours at Walmart for a chance to get an N64 classic. Definitely my favorite console of all time. I guess to each their own with these things.

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@WhoIsTheDrizzle: Yeah i understand people who want these things, for me emulator works a charm. I wonder if the hardware in these things is authentic or different to the original which means its not the same thing.

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Just make the games available on switch vshop dangit...

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Oh hey, people, after June it will come July and then it will come August!

Put me on the headlines now.

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N64 mini will have less games and less units because it's ninendo and don't give damm or care and hate money.

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@playstationzone: When these things sell out it makes it look like there is a big demand when in reality not many people bother with this and also many buy it to re sell it at higher price later on. Its not an authentic product i think, hardware is probably different to original. I could be wrong on that part tho.

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So... analysts get paid to state the obvious?

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Next up, Gamecube classic and Wii-classic.

-TOO SOON NINJA APPROVED-

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@videogameninja: Hey there's a job for people like you....(see above) ;-)

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Wonder if they'll go to N64 or even GBA classics. I don't see them doing non disc based platforms.

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@xOmniCloudx: Wouldn't the NES and SNES qualify as non-disc(non-optical) based platforms?

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