Famitsu: Mini Super Famicom Sells Estimated 369,000 Units in Japan
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kadokawa's Famitsu magazine is estimating that, as of October 8, Nintendo's Classic Mini Super Famicom has sold 369,000 units in Japan since its October 5 debut. The console is expected to sell more units during the holiday season.
Nintendo announced last month that it will offer new shipments of Super NES Classic Edition into 2018, due to unanticipated demand for the system. The company had initially planned to stop shipments at the end of 2017. In addition, Nintendo will offer new shipments of the original NES Classic Edition next summer.
Nintendo released the SNES Classic Edition in the West on September 29. The mini version of the 90s-era console comes with two controllers and 21 pre-loaded games, including Star Fox 2, which was created during the SNES era but never released. The other pre-loaded games on the SNES Classic Edition are as follows:
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario Kart
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- 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 (Final Fantasy VI)
- 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
- Super Ghosts 'n Ghouls
The Japanese edition (seen above right) will also include 21 games, but the list is slightly different. Instead of Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Punch-Out!!, Super Castlevania IV, Kirby's Dream Course, and Earthbound, the Japanese Mini Super Famicom has Super Soccer, Super Street Fighter II, Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo, Panel de Pon, and The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyūshutsu Emaki).
Nintendo released the Classic Edition for its Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the West and an equivalent Family Computer (Famicom) in Japan last November. Nintendo had shipped over 1.5 million units of the console worldwide as of the end of January, and the high demand for the product created shortages. Nintendo of America ended shipments for the console in April and apologized for the lack of availability, noting that it added extra shipments but the Classic Edition was not intended to be an "ongoing, long-term product." Shipments of the Famicom Classic also ended in Japan, though the company noted it was temporary.