Nintendo has revealed that the SNES Classic Edition has sold an impressive 5.28 million units worldwide.
The micro-console - which launched in September last year - comes pre-loaded with 21 SNES titles - including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2 - and is the sequel to the equally-successful NES Classic Edition.
The NES Classic was plagued by shortages, but Nintendo appears to have solved this issue with the newer model, and stock has been relatively abundant since launch.
I’ve only seen it one time in stores. Didn’t buy it but I looked at it in awe.
If I had a TV or an HDMI monitor...
I did finally see one at a local dept. store. Progress!
Far easier to find in the Uk than its predecessor, saw it for £70 in GAME this past weekend (and £80 in CEX; go figure!).
Which reminds me, need to order my cable extension leads for the controllers. Although I do believe Nintendo missed an opportunity to include a downloadable SNES VC store for the console with an SD card slot. Could have sold as a Pro variant.
But I guess once the Online Programme details fully come out we may make sense of it all.
I decided to grab a original snes as it worked out cheaper from eBay with a selection of games and mostly they were games I wanted to get the snes mini for anyways
In Europe at least is very easy to find, even months later. Stores even discount it and have it in piles. I preordered mine but wasn't really necessary. Anyway, after the NES Mini people needed to be sure.
It’s been easy to find since day one - got purchased day one without preorder for £58! From Asda! Tenner under rrp!
Just waiting for the re-release of nes mini
I found mine online at GameStop. I've been watching the site ever since trying to snag another one or two for my college-aged daughters.
No it can't have sold that much....as Nintendo did not make any.
If it would play original cartridges I might have been interested - also I seem to have some of the games on VC.....
I would add one more. But I can't find one.
Would much rather have these games on Switch so that I can play without TV and don't need another set of hardware for just 20 games.
I really appreciated the shout-out in the title.
Mini Marvels is easily one of the best things to have ever come out of Marvel and I'm pretty sure good ol' @ThanosReXXX agrees.
(By the way, Thanos, the Infinity War movie devastated me. Some slaughter you've done there.)
I was lucky enough to pre-order one and had it delivered day one.
Strangely though I've never even opened the Box let alone play it. I've had such a backlog of things to play between My Switch & Xbox it's unreal.
It's a nice satisfying feeling though knowing that it's there for a rainy day when needed.
I've only seen the SNES Classic once. I bought it, and I've played it more than any other console since then. I'm on the hunt for an Nes Classic now. Nintendo DID say they were restocking those this year, didn't they?
Seeing as I have two real SNES-consoles and a pile of games; I would only buy it for Star Fox 2. And that isn't worth paying $ 120 over!
@AlexSora89 Yeah, Mini Marvels was good. Nice change from the norm, too.
As for the movie: Hey! No spoilers! I haven't seen it yet, and I'm still dreaming of my ultimate victory, although we all know where it will ultimately be going to.
Although some people can even be surprised at the outcome of a movie about the Titanic, so you may never know...
At least I'm sure I'm not going down without a fight, and most certainly also not alone.
@mailman It's supposed to be a Classic SNES, not a Virtual Console in a SNES casing, so it isn't supposed to have an internet connection.
And if you want more games on it: it's very easy to softmod. Takes all of 15 minutes to mod it and put 200 games on it, so that should be more than enough for the average SNES gamer.
And now, with the latest mod, you can even add an external USB drive to add even more games, so if you wanted it, you could have the entire SNES catalog on there, as well as quite a few other emulators, such as GB, GBA, NES, N64, Sega Master System, Genesis/Megadrive, FBA/MAME, and even Neo Geo.
Mine has 5000 games 🤣
@GraveLordXD I know. I hoped before it came out it would be like SEGA's Flashback MegaDrive.
Because of the nonsense with the NES Mini, I didn't even begin to pursue the SNES Mini. You mean damage control was done in the face of the scalpers? So, I could actually look for the SNES Mini right now and possibly find it, or is it too late now? I still would have liked to have had an NES Mini... Oh well...
@mailman It really is. On YouTube, check out the tutorials done by 8 Bit Flashback. Here's one:
Good now give us the N64 Mini.
@mailman definitely easy to mod, just have to be careful and not mess up the dump of the kernal which the program does and gives you detailed instructions. Once that's done pretty easy to dump extra games on. I personally only have around 40ish on mine because I wanted to be able to see every game on one scrolling menu and not have to dig into folders. Also I wanted to make sure since most of them are RPG's that I left lots of rooms for all the quick save slots.
It annoys me that the success of the mini consoles is probably the biggest reason we don't have Virtual console on Switch. I would have been much more interested in the mini consoles had they had an online store to allow legal purchase of additional games. But even if it had that support, I would still rather have the games on Switch, so I can both play them on TV and take them wherever else I want.
I still haven't seen one on a store shelf, or online. I would love to have one, if for no other reason than to be able play Star Fox 2.
@mailman You're welcome. And I'd like to second what @dougphisig said about the amount of games, although the warning about that is also in that video I linked to.
The most important thing to remember is that each game has 4 save slots, taking up 2MB in total of the storage space, so if you want all of your games to have save slots, and you would for example put 50 games on there, then you'd need the space for the games themselves (which varies from 1 to 4MB per game) and then 100MB total for the save slots of those games.
Of course, there are always games that you'll either only play once or twice at a time or that are more of the arcade type, so they don't really need a save game, but obviously the more intricate or longer games, such as RPG's and adventure games will definitely benefit from having save slots, so you have to take that into account before you start, seeing as you only have so much space to put all these games in.
And if you need a good address for the games themselves, then just Google Emuparadise, where you'll be able to find games for all kinds of systems.
Hopefully with all that money made from the SNES Mini they can crack on with the N64 Mini
Granted I still have my original N64 from 1997, but a teeny version would be super cool and would be an instant purchase from me!
Shame that the games I'd want on it though are practically all Rare titles
Mine has some extra games on it and I love it more than my pi. Pleased Ninty made more as I was very annoyed to miss out at launch. N64 mini please!
And yet, I haven't seen a single one.
But I will make sure that the N64 Mini shall be mine...
I know it goes against popular opinion, but I would love to see Nintendo skip a N64 mini and make a Gamecube mini.
I don't really care about the N64, but a Gamecube mini would be insane in terms of the games that could be on offer for such a system.
You would have Super Mario Sunshine, Super Smash Bros Melee, Mario Kart Double Dash, Wind Waker and Twilight Princess, the Metroid Prime games, Fire Emblem Path of Radiance, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, the Resident Evil Remake, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil 4, Sonic Adventure, and the list goes on and on.
Just tons more games, and much better then anything a N64 mini could offer.
I hope we get news about the NES Classic.
Saw it in stores once and had to buy it a little while after it came out. It's great (also a great display piece) and all but I'd rather have the games on my Switch
I've been playing since it came out! I do miss a nice 2p puzzle game. But it's the best way to play the classic rpg`s.
Having that authentic snes controller it's what tips the scales for me
Those weekly gamestop restocks helped.
Well, by now everyone knows how it all went down anyway...
@AlexSora89 Not me. Still haven't had the time to go see it.
@AlexSora89 Well except for @ThanosReXXX who should wait until next year at this point and watch them back to back.
Though I suppose he'll have to watch Antman and Captain Marvel in between. Too many movies for my wallet.
That's why I restrict my movie needs to Marvel Studios stuff.
@AlexSora89 I used to restrict my movies to 1 a year as they are so expensive in New York, but over the summer I take my kids to a few $1 kid showings, and I found a $5 theater near us w/ first run new movies, so I've even been watching junk like The Meg. $5 seems cheap when they are usually $13 or more. Makes a HUGE difference with a family of 4. Theater is across the street from a cheap take out hamburger place, $2 burgers, fries and milkshakes. Not the best food, but good enough for lunch.
Ouchie, didn't know the situation was that harsh. Sorry!
@AlexSora89 Nothing at all to be sorry about, The Meg was pretty good for $5.
@AlexSora89 The Meg. That what?
The author didn't make the video available in my country.
How nice of him!
@AlexSora89 Really? It's just a trailer for a movie that released recently. Well sorry about that. Anyway it's just "Jaws" but with a bigger shark, Meg is short for Megalodon. That's it.
What's next? A Star Wars crossover involving the Sarlacc?
@AlexSora89 "Star Wars crossover involving the Sarlacc"
I think they already made that:
I'm not one for overdone jokes, but you kind of force my hand.
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