SNES Classic Sells 4 Million Units

The micro-console is selling really well; outpacing NES Classic sales.

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The SNES Classic is selling really well. Nintendo announced today in an earnings report that the micro-system has now reached 4 million units sold worldwide following its release at the end of September. By comparison, the NES Classic shipped 2.3 million units before it was discontinued, Reggie Fils-Aime revealed to Time last year.

Nintendo will resume production of the NES Classic this year, so sales will grow further. The SNES Classic will remain on sale, too. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said Nintendo views these retro consoles as a means to help drive interested in the Nintendo Switch.

"We view them as an opportunity to garner interest in Nintendo Switch from those who have not interacted with video games in a long time, or ever," he said.

The SNES Classic is a micro-sized version of the iconic Nintendo console. It comes with 21 games, including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2. The NES Classic has 30 games, including some of Nintendo's most famous games like Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong.

Given the huge success of the NES and SNES Classic consoles, many are wondering if Nintendo might release an N64 Classic next. Interestingly, a trademark filing suggested that this might be happening, though no official announcement has come as of yet.

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