It wasn’t that long ago when Nintendo announced it would discontinue The NES Classic Edition leaving many fans frustrated and upset. Six months later, Nintendo has now announced that it is putting the NES Classic Mini back into production next year. That’s right folks, there is no need to even consider buying the console for ridiculous amounts of money on eBay anymore. Instead, all you need to do is patiently sit back and wait until the summer of 2018 when Nintendo rolls them back into store shelves worldwide. In addition to this, the company has confirmed that more units of SNES Classic Edition will ship at launch in the U.S. than initially planned, and additional shipments are due to arrive in stores on a regular basis.With the news, I’m sure some will say that Nintendo planned this all along and was really just creating an artificial demand – and no doubt we will see hundreds of think pieces pop up online over the next few days – but whatever you believe, it is still good news for those of us still looking to buy the NES and SNES Classic Editions. Check out the press release below for more info.Press ReleaseDue to incredible demand for the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, Nintendo plans to ship the retro-inspired product into 2018. Originally, shipments were announced to cease at the end of this calendar year.In addition, more units of Super NES Classic Edition will ship on its Sept. 29 launch day in the U.S. than were shipped of NES Classic Edition all last year, with subsequent shipments arriving in stores regularly. Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves.The Super NES Classic Edition system features 21 legendary Super NES games such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid. Launching on Sept. 29 at a suggested retail price of only $79.99, Super NES Classic Edition plugs directly into the TV using the provided HDMI cable, and comes with two wired controllers. For more information about Super NES Classic Edition, visit http://www.nintendo.com/super-nes-classic.Next summer, Nintendo will also bring back the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system with new shipments. More information about the timing of the return of NES Classic Edition will be announced in the future.NES Classic Edition features 30 classic NES games such as the original Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong. For more information about NES Classic Edition, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic/.
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