NES Classic vs SNES Classic Mini What is the difference?

We take a closer look at these retro gaming classic consoles and consider the differences.

Last updated: 14 March 2018 - 4.10pm

Fancy reliving an iconic era of video games? Well, these consoles offer it in abundance. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Super Mario: you can play them all on these consoles, but which one should you choose? We will help you decide with our lowdown on both the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES Classic Edition) and the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES Classic Mini)

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What are they?

The NES Classic Edition is a miniaturised version of the groundbreaking NES console, originally released in Europe in 1986. Rediscover the joy of 8-bit NES games – in high-definition at 60Hz.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) Classic Mini system has the original look and feel of the 90s home console, only smaller.

A Super Nintendo Classic games console

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What games are available?

The NES Classic Edition also comes with 30 games and offers popular old favourites such as Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Bros 3, The Legend of Zelda, Pac-Man and Donkey Kong.

The SNES Classic Mini comes loaded with 21 games including Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, Zelda and Street Fighter II.

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What's in the box?


The NES Classic Edition comes with a Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System console, one Nintendo Classic Mini: NES Controller, a HDMI cable, a USB power cable and 30 pre-installed games.

If you buy a SNES Classic Mini, you will get a console, two Super NES Classic Controllers, a HDMI cable, a USB power cable and 21 games

How much do they cost?

The NES Classic Edition costs £49.99 from the Nintendo UK Store.

The Super NES Classic Edition costs £69.99 from the Nintendo UK Store.

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