I can't say that I am not excited about this news as I am. And I really hope that Nintendo will get their heads out of their butts and be prepared to meet the demands (not likely though...they can't even keep up with their Switch console). At the same time it doesn't feel as complete as the NES Classic Edition.
At least with the NES Classic Edition there were a wide variety of games across lots of genres including Gradius, Mega Man 2, and many other titles that were very popular for their time...and still are. The SNES Classic Edition, while having some highly sought after titles, does not have any 2D scrolling shooters of any kind. Where's Gradius III, Earth Defense Force, Thunder Spirit, D-Force? There are a few titles missing that should be here. At least this time they are including both controllers.
I will probably be one of the stupid ones sitting at a store waiting for this thing to be released. I did have fun last time as it was the only time I ever waited for a console to be released in store. I don't have a SNES in the collection, a console I have been trying to obtain. The more my wife and I talk about memories of the SNES the more the urge to find one becomes. But the console is ridiculously priced for a used system and the games we would want to play, those that the SNES Classic Edition has on it, are just as bad if not worse individually. So it makes sense to want to get one of these. She wants to get one as well.
I can also understand others' feelings of what happened with the NES Classic Edition. That was total BS on Nintendo's part and they should have known just how much of a craze it would have caused. I still have a Wal-Mart employee who checked us out last time asking me if I am interested in selling it yet. Hehe...not on your life.
So, yea, I'm interested. No I don't want a repeat of last time. That is just an accident waiting to happen. Another repeat like last time is going cause someone to go into rage mode and kill people just to get their hands on one. It's happened before...it can happen again.