The main reason for Nintendo's sudden halt in the production of the highly popular mini replica console NES Classic Edition may have just been uncovered. New reports are now revealing that Nintendo may be in the process of producing yet another nostalgic console in the form of a new Snes Classic Edition.

Sudden stop in production

Nintendo's original NES Classic Edition was immensely successful and had generated so much of a following that the company was actually not able to keep up with the demand. Despite the lack of stocks, fans were still clamoring for the company to produce more units.

However, Nintendo suddenly announced that it would stop all production of the retro console, with the last shipments to be delivered until the end of the month.

This decision surprised a lot of fans, who didn't really understand why Nintendo didn't want to earn money anymore. The demand is there, so simply producing more units would actually be beneficial for them and their bottom line.

A planned comeback

According to the latest reports, Nintendo may have intentionally halted production of the new units in order to make way for an even bigger product. The new product is reportedly a miniature replica of the company's 16-bit Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) gaming console. The new console, which could be called the SNES Classic Edition or the SNES Mini, is reportedly coming out in time for the holidays. This means that the units could start shipping sometime around August or September.

Better equipped to handle the demand

Nintendo may have learned from its mistakes with the NES Classic and is likely preparing its stocks to meet the foreseeable demand for the new console. The Japanese company previously mentioned that they only intended the NES Classic to be a novelty item that was targeted at players ages 30 to 40 years old, which is the age group that grew up with the original NES console.

However, the product immediately broke out, which resulted in a huge shortage that caused quite a lot of frustrated consumers.

If the SNES Classic Edition is indeed coming, the demand for the console will no doubt be equal or greater than the demand for the NES Classic. The original SNES was, after all, home to some the greatest titles in gaming history, including "Chrono Trigger," "Super Mario World," "Super Mario Kart," Secret of Mana," "Star Fox," "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past," and several other titles.

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