April 22, 2018

Nintendo is bringing back the Nes Classic in 2018

13 September 2017, 12:10 | Rudolph Thomas

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SNES Classic Pre-order Shortage not Caused by Nintendo Says Reggie Fils-Aime

Speaking to Eurogamer, a spokesperson for Nintendo said the following: "We're happy to confirm that we'll continue to ship stock of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System to Europe in 2018".

The company also announced more units will be sold of the Super NES Classic Edition (Nintendo SNES), which have been almost impossible to find after selling out past year.

It's been hard to accept Nintendo's promises that the new console will be more widely available than its predecessor, thanks largely to the way it handled the NES Classic from its announcement to its (apparent) death.

On top of the Super NES Classic news, Nintendo also shocked this morning by revealing that the NES Classic will be making a comeback - albeit not for a while.

"Throughout April, [Nintendo of America] territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year. You shouldn't [have to] pay more than $79.99". So if you were one of those people who was sleeping, literally, when the pre-order linked dropped you may have a chance to get another opportunity to cop September 29, when it officially launches.

For all those Nintendo fans that missed out on the elusive NES Classic, Nintendo has promised that they will be bringing back the ultra popular throw-back console sometime in 2018.

To shut down rumors that Nintendo purposely held back stock make the NES Classic more sought-after item, Fils-Aime said the company was not holding back stock on objective and that Nintendo simply didn't produce enough units. There will also be more units available at launch date, as confirmed by Nintendo. Along with this news, Nintendo also announced the increase in production of the SNES mini which will happen through the end of this year and into 2018.

Fans feared that history would repeat itself with the Super NES Classic, as pre-order stock again disappeared within minutes - sometimes seconds - of being listed online. We've been lamenting for weeks about the limited availability of the SNES Classic, and the frustration in trying to acquire one as an average working adult.

If you are having issues finding a Super NES Classic Edition, know that help is on the way. With today's announcement, it seems the company is keeping its word. Nintendo has no further details at this time.

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