Last year Nintendo was able to relaunch the classic console “Nintendo Classic” as a Nintendo classic mini edition – in form of a small hardware emulator. (see my post regarding the Nintendo Classic here)
Due to the great success of this product line, Nintendo is now continuing this series with the Super Nintendo mini (SNES). The release for the SNES mini is scheduled for late September of 2017 – pre-orders have already started and most of the first pre-order batches were sold out quickly. The new SNES mini was also announced on my investment watchlist in late Mai of this year.
Facts of the Nintendo classic Mini: Super Nintendo (SNES):
The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo looks exactly like the original console but is smaller (mini edition) and comes with 21 preinstalled games. Included accessories are an HDMI cable, a USB power cable and two wired controllers. The 21 included games are the following:
- Contra III – The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Kirby Super Star
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Mega Man X
- Secret of Mana
- Star Fox
- Star Fox 2
- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Castlevania IV
- Super Ghouls n Ghosts
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Super Mario World
- Super Metroid
- Super Punch-Out!
- Yoshi’s Island
Is it still worth the hustle to get one?
From a collectors and gamers perspective, it definitely is worth it, the console will be priced between 70 EUR and 100 EUR and is, therefore, a nice gadget to collect. As an Investor in alternative investments I have to say, “it depends”. I have seen such hyped products before also with certain coin investments were I entered the market before the hype started. Usually, as soon as a certain product gets hyped, there will be more and more “players” in the market who intend to make a profit on the respective product. This can be small retail shops, eBay shops but also big retailers. Also, the Manufacturer has the opportunity to raise prices in order to reduce speculation and keep more profit. Additionally, there is more awareness for this product in the market and it gets even hard to grab one.
Basically, all these things happend with the pre-order announcement of the SNES mini, which makes it to a certain amount unattractive to an investor. Nevertheless, if I can grab one at retail price, I will buy it.
Where to check for pre-order?
It should be available again on the following platforms if we are lucky. What theses shops do is provide small batches at certain times so also a “sold out” sign means that another batch could come soon.
Good luck in finding any consoles left!
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