We aren’t sure when or how it happened but Nintendo has the Midas Touch when it comes to launching gaming consoles. Nintendo has been a video game mainstay for decades and that doesn’t look to change any time soon. Nintendo has been having a dominant year as they made up serious ground to pass up Microsoft and Sony in the console marketplace. Nintendo further pushed ahead with the release of the Super Nintendo Classic. Nintendo has already gotten into the ‘classic console’ game with their legendary Nintendo Classic but things look even more exciting this year. The Super NES Classic, or the SNES Classic for short, is already flying off of shelves.
You would have to go back to 1991 in order to get your hands on the original Super Nintendo. The Super Nintendo would rack up 49 million sales around the world while firmly distancing itself from the Sega Genesis brand. The Super Nintendo was home to a bunch of Nintendo’s most cherished titles, including the original ‘Super Mario World’. The SNES Classic offers fans the chance to jump back in time with a revamped version of the console, stocked full of digital versions of the best games in the Super Nintendo library.
The Super Nintendo Classic looks to upgrade on the shipping issues that Nintendo had last year with their Nintendo Classic. The SNES Classic comes pre-packaged with 21 games from the classic SNES library. These games include all of the top selling titles from the SNES’s original run including ‘Super Mario World’, ‘Super Mario All-Stars’ and Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past’. Games are digital which means you are going to be seeing them as crisp as you ever have.
The popularity of the Super Nintendo Classic has already led to it being sold out in stores and online in various retailers. Pre-sales back in late August sold out within minutes at all of the major retailers including Target, Wal Mart, Best Buy, Gamestop and Amazon. It looks like we are getting another year of rock solid Nintendo sales numbers as the holiday season approaches.
If gamers want to play the actual classics on their old Super Nintendo consoles they have to be prepared to spend serious cash. ‘EarthBound’, one of the digital titles, is retailing for nearly $200 on the internet. In fact, if you were to buy 21 physical copies of the SNES Classic games you would spend almost $800 in total. Talk about value.