In recent months, there have been several rumors that say it is a matter of time for Nintendo to announce a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition. Although the success of the NES Classic Edition and the SNES Classic Edition makes us think that this is imminent, the reality is different. This is because Nintendo has confirmed that it does not work on a mini version of its 64-bit console.
In a recent interview with Kotaku, Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, spoke about the launch of the N64 Classic Edition. In it, he made it clear that although it is not a topic that they rule out, they are also not working on such a product.
"I would never rule anything out," said Fils-Aime when asked directly about the N64 Classic Edition. "But I can tell you it's not on the horizon of our plans."
Later, the executive explained that the release of the NES Classic Edition was a necessity that arose after the Wii U approached the end of its life cycle. He also noted that this type of product sees him as limited time opportunities.
"We were clear about doing the first 2 classic series that for us are limited time opportunities that came as a way to do business to connect the end of life of Wii U with the launch of the Nintendo Switch (…) While consumers may be waiting for something, we see them as limited time opportunities, "he said.