Featuring a faithful (albeit miniaturized) design based on the original consoles and a built-in library of legendary titles, Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition and Super NES Classic Edition mini consoles were incredibly successful experiments that ended up selling out nearly immediately when they launched in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Nintendo has now confirmed that it is considering producing more mini consoles to capitalize on nostalgic gamers who are seeking to play classic content. Speaking during a recent shareholders meeting, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa noted that the company would “continue to examine the possibility of offering classic content, such as with the NES and Super NES Classic Mini series,” providing hope that an N64 Mini or GameCube Mini might be on the way. Furukawa also suggested that Nintendo is looking at ways of bringing back more of its classic content via online services.
“We always want our products to be played by people of all ages, from children to adults. In fact, after being in the video game business for many years, we believe that there is now a very wide range of generations who have adopted Nintendo consoles. […] “We will continue to examine the possibility of offering classic content, such as with the NES and Super NES Classic Mini series, as well as our online services, as a way of communicating the appeal of our products to different generations.”