When Nintendo launched the NES Classic earlier this year, gamers were excited for the opportunity to revisit their favorite classic Nintendo titles. However, one of the biggest areas of criticism about the device was the length of its controller cords. Fortunately, Nintendo has announced that its next classic console creation, the SNES Classic, will have a longer controller cord, making it easier for gamers to enjoy.
The news comes by way of a statement provided to IGN, where a Nintendo representative revealed that the SNES Classic controller cord will be about two feet longer than the NES Classic, making it about five feet long in total.
While the NES Classic didn’t experience any sales struggles due to the controller cord length, it was still an area many gamers were unhappy with. Had the device not been discontinued, it’s likely gamers would have continued purchasing the NES Classic at great pace despite the cord length, though longer third-party cords would have inevitably been created.
That said, it’s nice to know that Nintendo has been listening to gamers about the controller cord length, and will be making the needed adjustments for the SNES Classic, which is set to release in September of this year.
Another one of the biggest criticisms about the NES Classic was the lower number of units available compared to the demand for the device. Fortunately, the company is planning to have significantly more units of the SNES Classic available for purchase when it launches.
If this trend continues, hopefully Nintendo will also make sure the N64 Classic will incorporate features based on feedback from gamers about the NES and SNES Classic consoles.
For those who want their Nintendo fix now, the company is continuing massive production of the Nintendo Switch. The newest Nintendo console was the strongest console launch in years thanks to its unique premise and lineup of games, such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
For those who would rather wait for the SNES Classic, the device will launch on September 29, 2017.