After launching the SNES Classic in Europe and North America, Nintendo has sold over 2 million of the consoles.
The fact that 2 million Nintendo fans would buy a miniature replica console in the first month is not shocking, but the fact that Nintendo could produce that many so fast is. Last year’s NES Classic was difficult to come by and although there was increased stock with SNES iteration, it has not been easy to walk in a store and buy one.
Eurogamer reports that more than 2 million SNES Mini consoles have been sold with more than 370,000 selling in Japan over half of a week. The SNES Classic, like NES Classics packs old video games into one, box that plugs into any standard HD TV via an HDMI cord. Rather than having to deal with SNES game carts, games are ready to go at the push of a button.
Every SNES Mini comes with the 21 excellent SNES games: Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, F-Zero, Super Metroid, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Punch-Out!!, Super Castlevania IV, Donkey Kong Country, Mega Man X, Kirby Super Star, Final Fantasy III, Kirby’s Dream Course, Star Fox, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Contra III The Alien Wars, Secret of Mana, EarthBound, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Star Fox 2 (previously unreleased).
One will see that Star Fox 2 was not released before the SNES Mini. Nintendo canceled this game back in the 90s before it saw the light of day, despite it was finished. The SNES Classic is the first way for people to see the game.
Selling 2 million units of a retro console before the holiday season is really strong.