SNES_Classic_image
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 Release
Due 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 WorldThe 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/.
Some people take my heart, others take my shoes, and some take me home. I write, I blog, I podcast, I edit, and I design websites. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Goomba Stomp and the NXpress Nintendo Podcast. Former Editor-In-Chief of Sound On Sight, and host of several podcasts including the Game of Thrones and Walking Dead podcasts, as well as the Sound On Sight and Sordid Cinema shows.

Leave a comment below.

Latest Posts

'Firstborn' succeeds in crafting a queasy portrait of a loveless couple trapped in marriage.

Fantastic Fest 2017: ‘Maus’ Is Horror As Education

Horror has long been an excellent vehicle for political messaging, though rarely as concise and direct as in 'Maus.'
thelma_4guide_web__large

Fantastic Fest 2017: ‘Thelma’ Spins A Magical Story Of Awakening

'Thelma' is accessible, deeply human film-making about the process of growth and slippery nature of identity.

‘Steamworld Dig 2’ Review: Fracking Fun and Hole-y Engrossing

A direct sequel to the 2013’s Steamworld Dig (and less direct sequel to 2015’s Steamworld Heist), Steamworld Dig 2 is developer Image & Form’s crowning achievement.

‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’: Which Story Arc Reigns Supreme?

What do muscular men flaunting flamboyance, outlandish superpowers, and villains bearing names that tribute popular musicians all have in common? They are all staple...

My First Experience With TIFF

Is the Toronto International Film Festival worth attending in person? You bet.

5 PlayStation Series We’d Love to See Return

With Sony in such a strong position at the moment and thus better placed than the competition to indulge in the odd passion project or two, wouldn’t now be the perfect time to revisit some of the platform’s former successes?
pokémon gold and silver

‘Pokémon Gold and Silver’ Remain the Greatest Pokémon Games

Pokémon Gold and Silver remain the greatest Pokémon games made to this day.

Buffyversed #29: “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” Lets Its Hair Down and Just Has Fun

If the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer shows us anything, it's a renewed sense of confidence in itself. Like its characters, Buffy is a hell of a lot more sure of itself in its second year. particularly as the season goes on. While "Halloween" showed that this show was more than willing to get silly for an episode, "Bewitched, Bewildered and Bothered" doubles down on that to glorious effect.