Nintendo is reportedly going back to the nostalgia well, putting together a miniature version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that could be found in many a kids’ room in the 1990s.
Eurogamer reports that the new SNES would be similar to the wildly popular NES Classic Edition released last year, a smaller version of the system that works with HDTVs with some of the most popular games pre-installed. The system is already under development, and could be ready for this holiday season.
Nintendo created a frenzy among vintage video game fans with the NES Classic. It was so popular that it sold out pretty much everywhere immediately. Despite the demand, Nintendo unexpectedly halted production of the console last week. Though it turns out NES Classic was always meant to be more of a novelty item, just for that holiday season, than a permanent sales booster for the company, according to Eurogamer.
Eurogamer reports that Nintendo didn’t increase production of the NES Classic because it had plans for the mini SNES waiting in the wings.
Nintendo’s success playing to the nostalgia crowd comes as its new hybrid console, Nintendo Switch, is off to a nice start of its own. The Switch was the fastest-selling console out of the gate in Nintendo history, and in the first six weeks it sold 2.4 million units. The console’s flagship game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, was also a big hit, and it has actually sold more units than the console itself.