SNES Classic is actually just an NES Classic

Nintendo has recently hit an upswing in public opinion. The Nintendo Switch has been doing well and brand new games are coming to the system. Both hardcore and casual players are experiencing a new golden year for Nintendo. However, hardware has never been their strong suit. Low stock number, constant demand, and slow restocking have made many fans begging and angry for a Super Nintendo Classic or Switch. Well, Nintendo is definitely going to get more flack tomorrow. The Super Nintendo Classic is releasing on September 29, 2017, and it’s made out of the same parts as the Nintendo Classic.

Eurogamer broke open the SNES Classic and showed that the components and the printed circuit board are exactly the same as the NES classic, even down to the controller ports. They are even using the same open source, Linux. The Super NES is on the left and the NES is on the right. It fits into the same shell as well.


So what does this mean? Well, it means Nintendo can produce the NES Classic again. This would explain why they are reselling the NES classic for Summer 2018 for a small run. They stopped production in April. This led to outrage and people selling them on auction sites such as eBay for outrageous prices.

Because it is made of the same board as the NES classic, you can also hack it to add more games. The Hakchi2, the program to hack the NES classic, is also compatible with SNES.

While this may deter a few from purchasing a Mini SNES Classic, it won’t stop the massive revenue Nintendo will earn from the release. What do you think about this news? Are you annoyed with Nintendo using the same tech to create a new console or do you only care about the games?





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Hello, my name is Benjamin Le. I am an avid gamer whose passion resides in Marketing for the Video Game Industry. This site is for people to read about gaming news and how the industry works. Please feel free to reach out to me at for any questions.

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