Nintendo is bringing back the NES Classic, promises more SNES consoles

Nintendo bringing back NES Classic in 2018
Posted at 1:43 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 16:43:23-04

(KGTV) - Fans of the original Nintendo console - and Super Nintendo console - could be getting additional opportunities to get their hands on the sought after console.

Nintendo said Tuesday consumers can expect more shipments of their highly-anticipated mini version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) to ship into 2018.

The company also promised to re-release it mini Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) next summer, after a criticized initial offering last year.

More units of the SNES console will also be shipped on the product's Sept. 29 launch, compared to their NES Classic launch, the company said, "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," Nintendo said in a release.

The response from Nintendo comes after fans have criticized the handling of preorders of the consoles and availability.

As promised, preorders for Super Nintendo consoles went live in late August and sparked a flashback for fans who recall trying to order the original classic Nintendo last year. Listings for the newest console began appearing on eBay for more than $200, a far cry from the console's $80 price tag.

For fans who missed out on that console release, Nintendo is promising more to come.

"Next summer, Nintendo will also bring back the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system with new shipments," the company said, adding more information on the console's release would be announced "in the future."

Nintendo's SNES Classic will retail for $79.99 and includes 21 games, including Super Mario, Donkey Kong Country, and the previously unreleased Star Fox 2 game.