As we predicted a while back, it appears a Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System is on the way. Eurogamer is reporting today that the SNES Mini will be hitting stores around Christmas.

Who Didn’t See This One Coming?

Following the smashing success of the NES Mini, this was a no-brainer move for Nintendo. The NES Mini was so successful that Nintendo was criticized for not being able to produce enough stock of the system. And then, as reported a few days ago, out of nowhere Nintendo announced the ceasing of the NES Mini’s manufacturing.

This move likely paves the way for the SNES Mini. Perhaps Nintendo ended the NES Mini line early in order to get a jump start on production for the SNES Mini coming later this year. The sequel console could arguably be a more anticipated option for nostalgic gamers out there after all.

The Super Nintendo played host to some of the best game of all time. Super Metroid, Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Star Fox, Chrono Trigger, and the Donkey Kong County series just to name some of the obvious ones. Perhaps this will be an E3 reveal so that Nintendo can begin to estimate what type demand there will be for such a system. Because I can guarantee you this – it will be a lot.

Nintendo declined to comment on Eurogamer’s report. We’ll have more as the story develops.

Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.