With the success Nintendo saw with the NES and SNES Classic releases, it makes sense that the company would want to release new Classic consoles. In fact there have been trademarks and patent filings to suggest that such a console could indeed be in the works. Unfortunately it seems that it is only a pipe dream.

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Speaking to Kotaku, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime effectively shot down the rumors of an N64 Classic. When asked if he is ruling out the possibility of such a console, Fils-Aime was quoted as saying, “I would not ever rule something out, but what I can tell you is certainly that’s not in our planning horizon.”

According to the executive, “We were clear when we did the first two Classic series that, for us, these were limited time opportunities that were a way for us as a business to bridge from the conclusion of Wii U as a hardware system to the launch of Nintendo Switch. That was the very strategic reason we launched the NES Classic system.”

He adds, “So while consumers may have been anticipating something, we view these as limited time opportunities. We’ve also now been very clear that as the consumer looks forward to engaging with our classic content that is going to happen more and more with the subscription service.” We suppose it would have been nice to see an N64 Classic or even a Game Boy Classic, but for now it looks like that will not be happening.

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