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Don’t hold your breath for a Nintendo 64 Classic, because it ain’t happening (for now)

Dang, this was the one retro release from Nintendo I was really looking forward to.

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With nostalgia in full gear and the NES Classic and SNES Classic both being received extremely well (with a PlayStation Classic on the way, as well) it seems only natural that we should start talking about another classic Nintendo console, the N64.

Well, we can talk about it, but you’re probably not going to like what we have to say.

Nintendo has no immediate plans for an N64 Classic

In an interview with Kotaku, Nintendo of America’s CEO Reggie Fils-Aime stated that while it isn’t something Nintendo is ruling out (I mean, obviously, look at all that money) it is not currently on the company’s radar right now.

According to Fils-Aime,

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.

More retro titles on Nintendo Switch

After Nintendo started cracking down on ROM sites and game distributors, many people wondering if Nintendo would begin doing more in the retro market. Nintendo Switch Online and its retro titles are a start, but there are plenty of other titles that need some love.

Fils-Aime notes that the company is working hard to optimize and release more retro content on the console, but wouldn’t comment on any specific titles or if there are plans to release more retro titles past the NES on the console.

Personally, I’d like to see some SNES titles make their way to the Nintendo Switch Online platform, but for now, it looks like the focus will remain on the NES.

What do you think? Any NES games you want to see on NSO? What do you think about an N64 Classic? Let us know in the comments below.

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