No Nintendo N64 Classic Mini in the works, maybe never

Ruben Fields
November 18, 2018

He explained that this was the strategic reason for which they chose to launch the NES Classic system in the first place.

Fils-Aime was asked by Kotaku if there were any N64 Classic plans.

First came the NES Classic.

Nintendo has seen a massive success when it comes to the revival of legendary consoles such as the NES and SNES Classic.

The Nintendo 64 Classic has been a long-rumored addition to Nintendo's lineup of miniature retro consoles.

The interview explores everything Nintendo is up to at the moment, but a re-release of the classic console doesn't seem to be on the agenda right now.

Nintendo President Denies Nintendo N64 Classic Rumours
“What I can tell you is certainly that’s not in our planning horizon,” says Fils-Aime

According to Fils-Aime, the other two Classic consoles mostly existed so Nintendo could get some money off new hardware at a time when the Wii U console was fading out and the Switch was still new. According to him, the launches of the NES Classic and SNES Classic had a strategic goal beyond just taking advantage of nostalgia, as they were meant to "bridge from the conclusion of Wii U as a hardware system to the launch of Nintendo Switch".

Rumors have been blazing all over the cybersphere regarding the imminent arrival of the N64 Classic this holiday season.

More than just a logical conclusion, the idea of a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition first popped up in trademark filings from Nintendo itself.

Reggie doubled down on curbing consumer anticipation, steering the conversation with Kotaku to the company's most recent retro gaming opportunity: the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service. "The Wii U had been fading fast by early 2016 and the Switch didn't launch until early 2017".

And regarding the possible reason for which Nintendo will definitely not be releasing N64 anytime soon, this could be explained by the fact that this is a tougher sell and it would also be tricky to replicate. And now that's Nintendo's doing well again, the need for more Classic Edition consoles may no longer exist. We haven't announced it, but yeah, the game is well in development'.

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