While its true that the Nintendo Switch is the hottest console on the market right now, that could all change once September comes around. Why? Well, that’s when the SNES Classic Edition comes out, and with it will likely come the desire and hysteria that was there when both the Switch and the NES Classic came out. It’s an inspired idea, putting out a miniature version of a classic console, bundling it with 20-30 of its best or most popular titles, and let players sit back and enjoy the nostalgia. There’s a reason the NES Classic was a hit for the short time it was on the market.
But this has gotten players speculating about what could come next. The most obvious next step (with the common held belief that the SNES Classic will sell out in minutes) is that the N64 would be the next to the “mini” treatment, and that it should, as it is the next console in line. However, some are thinking ever further than that, and some Redditors are wondering if the Nintendo Gamecube could get the mini treatment.
It’s not a bad question, and in fact, it raises a key question about what Nintendo’s plans are, not just for the mini line of consoles, but for the Switch itself. For while making the NES and SNES classic is fair in many ways, the further down the console line we go, the more the Virtual Console on Switch comes into question.
Focusing back on the Gamecube, it’s very possible this could happen, and despite the lackluster sales, the Gamecube was one of the Nintendo’s most popular consoles among fans because of the wealth of titles it had. Luigi’s Mansion, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, and more highlight a very powerful gaming console.
If the Gamecube Mini was made, what games would you like to see on it?