Rumor: Nintendo Working on an SNES Classic Edition
Though, if the report is true, you'll have to wait until the holidays.
According to Eurogamer sources, it's the latter (although knowing Nintendo, it's probably some of the former as well): Nintendo has a mini version of the SNES in the works. If the mini SNES arrives better stocked and more widely available, then perhaps there truly were genuine issues getting those NES Classic Editions churned out, with Nintendo ultimately giving up trying soon after.
Nintendo only intended the NES Classic to be a product offered for the 2016 holiday period.
Finding Nintendo's NES Classic Edition video game consoles in stores have become one of the hard accomplishments. The mini SNES is expected to come with better software and a bigger range of classic games than the NES Classic. Exactly how many games and which titles Nintendo might offer, however, remains to be seen.
The NES Classic debuted only six months ago and included 30 popular games from the NES. As long as buyers don't end up paying five times the price on the second-hand market, we should all be happy. And just like it demonstrated during its launch, the NES Classic Edition only lasted for a brief period of time. Nintendo Switch's are still hard to find in some places, so that doesn't get our hopes up. Unfortunately, Nintendo couldn't extend the run of the NES mini since it already had plans to release the SNES mini. In this way, Nintendo would continue to offer a retro miniature product and advance a generation to enjoy even more games comfortably.
The SNES is the console that perfected numerous franchises that Nintendo's still known for today: Games like "Donkey Kong Country", "Super Mario World," and "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" are just a few examples of the incredible catalog of games on the SNES.