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Nintendo to launch mini version of SNES

28 June 2017

Nintendo has announced the release of a throwback console that will have fans on the edge of their seats. "With the Super NES Classic Edition, new fans will be introduced to some of the best Nintendo games of all time, while longtime fans can relive some of their favorite retro classics with family and friends".

According to CBS, last year's release of Nintendo's NES Classic gaming console was one of 2016's most sort-after gifts. Prices from the United Kingdom states that the console will set you back £79.99 (~S$124). The marketing ploy was supposedly meant to drum up publicity for the Japanese company, which launched its flagship new console, the Nintendo Switch, earlier this year. The original console was debuted in 1990 and dominated the video gaming market. It received an enthusiastic response, selling about 2.3 million units in Japan, Australia, Europe and the United States by March and its production was temporarily halted in April. The SNES (which stands for Super Nintendo Entertainment System ) was known for its strong lineup of games.

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Fond memories of the very endearing 8-bit classic games stay in the memories of those of us who grew up owning the NES or the Super NES (SNES), and this is what the company behind these legendary consoles is banking on again - nostalgia.

This time round though, there will be several cosmetic differences to the console, depending on where you buy it from.

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Nintendo yesterday confirmed that a SNES version of its Nintendo Classic Mini console will be arriving this autumn on September 29th.

The new classic console replica, also called the "Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System" in Europe, has always been rumored to be coming. The console, which was priced at $60 (or approx Rs. 3867), sold out instantly at almost every major retailer where it was made available, especially in the US.

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SNES players will also be given access to the intergalactic adventure "Star Fox 2", which is the sequel of the original "Star Fox" that was created during the Super NES era but was never released.

Nintendo to launch mini version of SNES