Nintendo explained last week that the firm never intended NES Classic Edition to be a permanent product. From Nintendo's perspective, the said home console was planned as a cool novelty item perfect for Christmas 2016 season. As reported, the numbers of stock in which it was manufactured and shipped all over the world were expected to be just enough to meet this goal.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System or simply called as the SNES, is a 16-bit home video game console that was released in 1990 in Japan and South Korea. It then released in other countries, such as North America and Europe, as years go by. Now that Nintendo decided to renew the well-known console, all gamers are hoping that more stock of the SNES will be made available to avoid a repeat of the same stock shortages.
According to Blasting News, after what happened with the NES Classic Edition and Nintendo Switch, it's likely that the firm is going to make a limited supply for SNES. However, it may also give some promises that more stock of the gaming console will be available in the coming months. The reality of the upcoming SNES mini is certainly very exciting, while the fate of NES was unique for being Nintendo's first home console.
Nintendo's strategies for SNES mini are also an important reason that is why last year's NES Classic Edition did not see a release from discontinuation. A possibly more gamer-friendly alternative would be if Nintendo had learned from the last one and planned to deliver plenty more units. After all, many classic customers often found the SNES library much richer and more worthy of their time.
According to ExtremeTech, there are other consoles that the NES or SNES classic edition, such as the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. None of these are perfect solutions, but if Nintendo isn’t going to sell its own hardware, other companies or individuals will step into the gap. As the saying said: “Once burned, twice shy,” definitely applies.