SNES Classic sale extended into 2018; NES Classic making a return

Randall Craig
September 14, 2017

During that time, it seemed that the NES Classic Edition was not viewed as part of the company's future.

Nintendo says the retro version of one of its iconic video game platforms will return to store shelves next year. After all, it one of the most sought items during the 2016 holiday shopping season - and also one of the most hard to find.

The company produced 2.3 million of the miniature retro consoles worldwide before halting production, despite high demand and pre-orders selling out at major retailers like JB Hi-Fi and EB Games. But now it appears the company is rethinking its strategy.

Good news! Nintendo will kick-start the production of its NES Classic Mini, which will be back in shops by the summer of 2018.

In addition to extending the availability of the console, Nintendo will also ship more units of the SNES Classic Edition on its September 29th launch day than were shipped of the NES Classic Edition all of 2016. Twenty-one games will be available for the SNES edition, including Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid.

The NES Classic Mini back!Late previous year, Nintendo launched its NES Classic Mini, a replica of both miniature and modern console 8-bit from our childhood we have spent hours for The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros 3, Megaman 2, Castlevania, or Double Dragon 2. In March, Nintendo launched its latest gaming system - the Nintendo Switch - which works as both a TV-linked console and a handheld portable device. The console is expected to sell out just as quickly as it did when it was released on the same date previous year, but Best Buy is now taking pre-orders of the SNES.

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