News broke of Nintendo suddenly discontinuing the NES Mini they released last year in spite of its still teeming demand and success. The SNES Mini is scheduled to launch this winter and the development of the device has already started. When the NES Mini was released last year, it was met with so much demand and fanfare that it was almost always sold out. Nintendo explained that it never intended NES mini to be a permanent product. From the company’s perspective, the mini console was planned as a cool vintage item for last Christmas.