Yesterday, Nintendo dropped a bomb by revealing the Super NES Classic Edition. While everyone knew it was coming, mostly due to the immense success of the NES version last year, gamers were still ecstatic to see the impressive collection of SNES titles it will include. The Super NES Classic Edition will include iconic titles like Super Mario World, Earthbound, Donkey Kong Country, and even a never-before released title: Starfox 2.
Of course, people haven’t forgotten about the shortage of NES Classic units that left them at the mercy of scalpers. Gamers across the globe are even having trouble buying their own Nintendo Switch, proving once again that Nintendo has a problem when it comes to estimating demand.
Thankfully, Nintendo has confirmed they will be producing significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than they did of NES Classic Edition. 2.3 million NES Classic Edition units were shipped worldwide, which means we could see at least double that amount or more of SNES Classic Edition units shipped.
Nintendo has also mentioned another way they’re making the SNES Classic Edition better than its predecessor: controller cord length. The NES Classic came with controller cords that were criticized for being too short. The SNES Classic’s controllers will be 5 feet long, making them 2 feet longer than the NES Classic controller.
Super NES Classic Edition launches September 29th with 21 installed titles and two controllers.