SNES Classic Games Are Double As Expensive As NES Classic Games

Posted: Jul 5 2017, 8:33am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

SNES Classic Games Double as Expensive as NES Classic Games

The SNES Classic is more expensive and has less games.

Nintendo jacked the price per game on the SNES Classic by 100% compared to the NES Classic. Instead of coming up with a more advanced retro console that would allow gamers to get additional games via a digital downloads, Nintendo chose again to build a closed system. Nintendo even reduced the number of pre-installed games.

The $59.99 NES Classic has 30 games pre-installed. The new $79.99 SNES Classic features 20 games plus one bonus game, the never before released Star Fox 2.

If you do the math than a NES Classic game is $2 and a SNES Classic game is $4, plus the Star Fox 2 game. I wonder if that was the thinking of Nintendo coming up with the number of games and the price of the SNES Classic. Let's just double the value put on a game in the new retro game release.

This way Nintendo makes a reasonable margin on the SNES Classic and is motivated to produce more units than it did for the NES Classic. Nintendo already confirmed to make more SNES Classic available this year.

The SNES Classic is a bit more expensive to make as it includes a second controller. We do not expect the other components add much to the cost of the console compared to the NES Classic.

There is no obvious technical barrier to pre-install more games. There have been many reports and complains by fans of classic SNES games that important SNES titles are missing on the SNES Classic Edition.

The SNES is representing the 90s 16-big gaming, whereas the NES stands for the 8-bit era in the 80s. I don't see a reason why a 90s game would be double the value of a 80s game. Both generations are decades old. Making a distinction in value is also far fetch. Double the bits, double the value? Maybe that was the inspiration. We might never know.

Despite the higher price and fewer games, the SNES Classic is already more hyped than the NES Classic. Fans have still to wait three months until the Super NES Classic Edition will ship. If there will be a SNES Classic pre-order option in the US, it will be selling out in a flash. To get started with hunting a SNES Classic, browse the list of stores listing the SNES Classic Edition in the US and also the world-wide SNES Classic store list.

You can download the free Tracker app by I4U News now for Android and iOS to automatically monitor the SNES Classic availability in the United States. The app will send you a notification on your smartphone in case a pre-order of the SNES Classic is available. Read this guide about how to not miss the SNES Classic Pre-order windows.

The Nintendo SNES Classic comes with two wired controllers and has a list price of $79.99. The Super Nintendo Classic will be released on September 29. The Super NES Classic Edition system has the original look and feel of the 90s home console, only smaller. The retro console has a HDMI and USB power port like the NES Classic.

The SNES Classic Edition comes loaded with 21 games. See the full list of SNES Classic games. The NES Classic came with 30 games pre-installed. The design of the SNES Classic follows the original US design of the 90s version. Europe, Australia and Japan get another design like it has been in the 90s. Read the latest SNES Classic news.

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