Microsoft might have inadvertently confirmed the much-rumored Super Nintendo Classic Edition mini console in a question from a recent Xbox Live Reward members’ survey.
The question asks survey-takers what specific E3 announcement they’re most excited about on a scale of one to five. The options listed are (obviously) Project Scorpio, followed by PlayStation 4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, “upcoming game releases,” and the “Nintendo SNES Classic Edition.”
Before you read too far into this, let’s take a step back and consider the question. Two of the consoles listed on here are already out. One—Project Scorpio—is confirmed, though the consumer version has yet to be officially revealed. That means that the Super Nintendo Classic (or whatever it’s going to be called, if it is indeed real) is the only console on here that hasn’t been announced.
We do know that Phil Spencer received an NES Classic Mini from Nintendo days before its initial release, so maybe the Head of Xbox has some insider information about the release of a tiny SNES and got permission to include it in a survey. Or maybe it’s just that Microsoft is basing this question on the rumors of a hypothetical SNES Mini. The possibilities are endless.
The survey also included questions about the Nintendo Switch, specifically which features of that console Xbox Live Reward members find most and least appealing. One of the questions asked about Switch’s VR capabilities, meaning that Nintendo and Xbox may both have PlayStation VR competitors on the way.
Since most of these questions revolve around what people are excited to see at this year’s E3, we might be seeing some interesting reveals from Nintendo and Microsoft in a few weeks.