There’s no question Nintendo upset a lot of gamers — both new and old — with their handling of the NES Classic Edition release. When the company announced the Super NES Classic Edition for the upcoming holiday season, they once again figured they would have enough stock to meet demand. Unfortunately, it seems that was not the case as pre-orders were selling out just as fast as those for the NES Classic Edition did, and some pre-orders are even getting cancelled by retailers.
That’s about to change as Nintendo not only announced that they will be selling the Super NES Classic Edition into 2018, instead of ending shipments at the end of this year, but they will also ship more NES Classic Edition consoles starting next summer.
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.
The company also said that more units of the Super NES Classic Edition will be in the initial launch day shipments to U.S. retailers than all the NES Classic Editions that shipped last year. After the initial shipments, Nintendo plans to provide regular shipments to stores so everyone who wants one will have a chance to pick one up. The company is also urging people not to pay more than the retail price of the system in order to keep inflated reselling at a minimum.
If more Super NES Classic Editions are being shipped initially than all the NES Classic Editions shipped last year, there’s more than a good chance you’ll be able to pick one up at some point — hopefully before the holiday season. We’ll be keeping tabs on the NES Classic Edition re-release next summer and keep you posted as more details become available.
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