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Nintendo set to re-release classic SNES console

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Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) with Super Mario World, Starfox and Yoshi Island consoles will be re-released later this year, Japanese video game company Nintendo said.

The original SNES launched in 1990, sold 50 million units worldwide. The announced launch of the SNES Classic follows NES Classic which went on sale last year but was abruptly pulled off shelves in April due to limited resources.

“We will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition,” Nintendo said in a statement. “Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017,“ the Kyoto-based company added.

Nintendo said their long-term goal is to serve more than 63 million owners of Nintendo 3DS family systems. With the classic titles, the company will also offer the Star Fox 2 game. The console will cost $79 dollars, BBC reported.

Other companies are also looking for ways to capitalize on previous gaming success. Sega Games Company announced it would re-release its huge library of games as part of a Netflix-style scheme. The games will have ads, unless a player pays a one-off $1.99 fee.

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