Jonathan Holmes over at Destructoid has gone ahead and done some investigative journalism after his local GameStop manager told him that a behind closed doors meeting with Nintendo representatives told them that the SNES Classic Edition exists and to be prepare for it’s release (not official date given). He went on to corroberate this store with multiple GameStop store managers, including one that was in a different state.
I’m not quoting their exact wording because it’s chalk full of biased, extremely hostile even, wording that some may argue Nintendo had coming after the NES Classic situation, but you can read the quotes for yourself over at Destructoid.
The important part here is that three different managers confirmed the meeting happened and the unit was confirmed to exist there, with a heavy suggestion it’s landing Holiday 2017. Destructoid themselves is calling it as rumor because well, these are GameStop employees, right? While my local crew is great, these managers seem to exemplify everything wrong with GameStop (IMHO).
Either way, we should find out relatively soon if it’s true.