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A follow-up to Nintendo's immensely popular NES Classic Edition seems inevitable, but that doesn't mean we're not freaking out about the first rumor we've heard about its ostensible existence.
According to Eurogamer, sources close to Nintendo have confirmed that the video game giant is quietly working on a miniature version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that it plans to launch in time for the 2017 holiday season.
Although the sources are unconfirmed, the production of an SNES Classic Edition feels all too likely given the pandemonium surrounding the limited run of the NES Classic Edition, which flew off retail shelves and sold out online in no-time at all. If the rumors are true, the retro SNES mini-console will likely function similarly to its would-be predecessor and come pre-loaded with a collection of classic Super Nintendo games.
The rumor arrives less than a week after Nintendo announced that it'd be discontinuing the NES Classic Edition in North America this month despite its massive success. Nintendo defended the abrupt discontinuation of the NES Classic in a statement to IGN by explaining that the retro console "wasn’t intended to be an ongoing, long-term product."
If the same holds true for the rumored SNES mini, you can expect it to be just as hard to get your hands on one later this year. Until an official announcement comes down the pike, however, you can catch us daydreaming about wasting away our weekends playing Donkey Kong Country.