A new Microsoft survey for Xbox Live Reward members mentions Nintendo’s rumored (and thus unannounced) SNES Classic Edition microconsole.
As you may remember, earlier this year multiple reports surfaced that Nintendo indeed has an SNES Mini — following the mammoth success of the NES Mini — up its sleeve, and is currently preparing a launch for the holiday. But at the moment, these are just reports: as Nintendo has yet to say anything official.
However, Microsoft may have just done that for them, depending on how much you want to look into the aforementioned Xbox Live Rewards survey, which asks the question about the E3 announcement Xbox fans are most looking forward to. Alongside its own Project Scorpio, and the Nintendo Switch and PS4 Pro, is the listing of the SNES Mini.
Now, whether Microsoft is just anticipating the announcement of the SNES Mini — like everyone else in the world — or if they know something we all don’t know (at least officially) remains to be seen.
Interestingly, elsewhere on the survey, players are asked their favorite and least favorite Nintendo Switch features, with appealing features ranging from the console’s price, game catalogue, portability, microSD card, local multiplayer, and Joy-Con controller, while the less appealing features make mention of its price and game catalogue (again), lack of backward comparability, internal memory, technical glitches, VR support (or the lack of), and portable battery life.
All of that being said, what’s salient here is not what Xbox customers think of the Switch, but that Microsoft appears to know, or is at least confident, that the SNES Mini will be announced at E3. Only time will tell though.