Nintendo reportedly releasing mini SNES for the holidays

Nintendo fans who didn't score a NES Classic last year may have a second shot at getting their hands on another beloved retro gadget.

The mini Super Nintendo (SNES) may be hitting shelves just in time for the holidays, according to sources close to Eurogamer, an online gaming network.

Nintendo unleashed madness in November after releasing the NES Classic which was pre-loaded with 30 retro games and sold for $59.99. Nostalgic fans waited in long lines outside limited retail stores and rolled the dice for a chance to score one in their online shopping cart, but many were unsuccessful. Supply for the much-anticipated device fell short and Nintendo recently announced a decision to discontinue the console.

The company stated there was never an intention to keep the NES Classic as a permanent product, leaving empty-handed fans to contemplate buying one off a thriving eBay market.

But now retro-gamers may possibly be able to mend their broken hearts with a new toy.

Nintendo's plans to launch the SNES mini is a reason for the company's decision to cut production on the NES mini, according to Eurogamer.

The original SNES was released in 1991 and boasts games such as Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, Star Fox and Super Mario Kart.

The SNES mini is expected to similar to the NES Classic with plug-and-play and pre-loaded games, according to Eurogamer.

The new device is scheduled to drop before Christmas this year.

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