How Small is the SNES Classic Edition? Is it Smaller Than Litten and Other Cutely Small Objects?

How Small is the SNES Classic Edition? Is it Smaller Than Litten and Other Cutely Small Objects?

Say hello to my very little friends. We conduct a scientific study to see just how small the SNES Class Edition really is. You won't believe the results! Yes, the SNES Mini is very small!

The SNES Classic Edition is very small. Smol, even. But we want to find out, once and for all, just how small is the SNES Classic Edition?

As someone who cherishes small stuff, I find the SNES Classic's diminutive shell very pleasing. If I had a micro-house—and I wish I did—it'd be the perfect accessory.

Just look at this wee thing. As soon as I cradled the SNES Classic Edition and adopted it as my new child, my eyes misted over with tears. Nothing else on this earth is so tiny, so pure.

Even my smallest cat is a veritable giant next to the SNES Classic. She tried to curl up in the box the unit was shipped in. Despite her best efforts, she couldn't make it work.

I started to wonder if I own anything that's smaller and more beautiful than the SNES Classic. I did a little searching, a little comparing—and, if I am to be honest, a little dusting. Here are the results of my important research.

Is Anything Smaller Than the SNES Classic Edition?

Check Jiji off the list. Kiki's sassy little black cat is light and lithe, but he's still bigger than the SNES Classic. I imagine Jiji is better at clinging to broomsticks, though.

Litten, the fiery feline starter from Pokémon Sun and Moon, is likewise too large. I doubt he'd consider being smaller and cuter than the SNES Classic a badge of honor, anyway. He's a serious kitten.

The Eternal Dragon is bigger than the SNES Classic. Not by much, surprisingly.

Now we're getting somewhere. My little dratini buddy, who's been with me since '98, doesn't take up much space. He and the SNES Classic are officially pals.

Rooty the A&W Root Bear is all but unemployed in the United States, but he lives the good life in Canada. See, right now he has a job sitting on my SNES Classic long enough for me to take a picture. Verdict? He is small.

Well, SNES Classic—you're not hurting for small company. That said, I think most of us strive for soul-mates who mirror ourselves as closely as possible. With that in mind, I have a perfect friend for you.

There you are. Not too big. Not too small. You're great for each other.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

Read this next

What Was Your Favorite Reveal At The Game Awards 2019?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | It was another packed night for game announcements. What do you think was the best of them?

Xbox Series X Asks the Question, "What's in a Name?"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Microsoft not only unveiled its next console this week, but now Sony will start making games for other consoles too?

Pokemon is Getting a New Series of Animated Shorts Set in the Galar Region

The hopes and dreams of Galar region's trainers are coming soon to a small screen near you.

The 15 Best Games You Probably Missed in 2019

From flight sim to train sim, these are the best games that probably slipped past your radar this year.

Exclusive: Check Out This Chill Track From the Composer of Ninja Gaiden and Tecmo Bowl

Keiji Yamagishi puts his spin on a track from Card of Darkness.

More Articles

What Was Your Favorite Reveal At The Game Awards 2019?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | It was another packed night for game announcements. What do you think was the best of them?

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection Shows the Series Can Shine on Switch

This great collection highlights a potential direction for the Assassin's Creed franchise.

What's Your Favorite PlayStation Memory?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | This week is the 25th anniversary of the PlayStation, so let's look back on our fondest memories of Sony's first consoles.

More on SNES

25 Years Ago, Breath of Fire 2 Was My First Journey to Kill God, and It Was Good

Even the world's worst translation can't destroy a good yarn about slaying the Lord.

USgamer Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Nostalgic Gamer

If you're shopping for someone who still finds beauty in cartridges and pixels, have we got a gift guide for you.

Axe of the Blood God Presents: How to Train Your Dragon Using Erotic Literature

This week's Axe of the Blood God is a titillating mailbag episode. Kat and Nadia discuss Pokemon, more Saturn RPGs, and Bahamut Lagoon's unorthodox methods of dragon-rearing.

Donkey Kong Country Turns 25: Gaming's Biggest Bluff

Twenty-five years ago, Nintendo faced the threat of obsolescence with sheer bravado—and won.

From Jedi: Fallen Order to Bushido Blade: The 35 Year Quest for the Perfect Video Game Lightsaber

Tracing the history of the iconic weapon from the Atari 2600 to the present, and all the ways that it's influenced gaming.

Bart Simpson and Godzilla Were Almost in NBA Jam

Or at least, toy-like facsimiles.