After the fabulous success of the NES and SNES Classic Mini, Nintendo might be busy preparing two more retro consoles and they will be based on the N64 and the Nintendo GameCube. Data miners have mined out evidence which suggests that Nintendo might be looking to extend their retro console offerings beyond the NES and SNES. The NES Switch app might come with four emulator types. Two of the names might be Kachikachi and Canoe which refer to the NES Classic and SNES Classic respectively. The remaining two might be named Hiyoko and Count and could be the N64 and GameCube Classic consoles or two more consoles which will be supported by the Nintendo Switch Online service.

A data miner from Oatmeal Dome tweeted- “This could mean that there will be two new Classic consoles and/or three new consoles for Switch Online.

But it is also possible that these two codenames might be development leftovers, but these might most likely refer to N64 systems owing to the previous leaks and the fact that it was the immediate successor of the SNES, and received the retro treatment and the Nintendo GameCube which followed it. There have been rumors regarding the Nintendo Switch supporting GameCube games before the console’s announcement.

Another possibility is that one of these names might refer to the Game Boy Advance, but this is unlikely since Nintendo’s approach on its previous home consoles has been different. 

Data miners have been busy regarding Nintendo recently. Around the same time, a leak went public, and a data miner by the name KapucinnoHeck said that users might see the Nintendo Switch Online service receiving support for SNES games which would include Super Mario Kart, Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, and many more.

This service allows Nintendo Switch owners to access online multiplayer, select NES games, and the ability to save game data to the cloud. The Nintendo Switch Online has been priced at $4 per month (around Rs. 280), $8 for three months (close to Rs. 560) and $20 for an entire year (nearly Rs. 1,400). They have also offered a seven day trial for Nintendo Account holders.


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