The success of last year?s NES Classic Edition clearly took Nintendo by surprise. The company was completely incapable of meeting demand, leaving many people unable to buy what became the must-have gift of the holiday season. Now Nintendo has given its SNES the Classic Edition treatment and promises it?s going to build way more than it did last year.
Having grown up with the SNES (OK, we had a Sega Genesis and my best friend had SNES), it?s easy to assume that everyone knows what it is and why people are so excited that it?s back. After dominating the 8-bit era with the NES, Nintendo came late to the party with its sequel. The SNES launched in ?90 in Japan, ?91 in the US and ?92 in the UK. The Genesis had a two-year head start in almost every country, but Nintendo?s second-generation home console was worth the wait.
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