Many Nintendo fans are not quite over the NES Classic debacle of 2016. For those unaware, two years ago Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition, a plug-and-play micro-console with 30 classic NES games pre-downloaded onto it. These games included such greats as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, Balloon Fight and many more. Both older Nintendo fans looking forward to playing these games again and newer fans eager to play these games for the first time were after this micro-console, creating incredible demand for the product. Unfortunately, Nintendo didn’t produce many of them, leading them all to sell out incredibly quickly, with many of them being bought by scalpers looking to re-sell them on eBay for incredibly inflated prices. The micro-console was then discontinued in early 2017, much to the dismay of many fans.
Nintendo recently announced on Twitter, however, that the NES Classic will be coming back. The Tweet states that retailers will start carrying the product again starting on June 29. Furthermore, Nintendo explains that both the NES Classic and its successor the SNES Classic “are expected to be available through the end of the year.” The NES Classic contains 30 games and costs $60 while the SNES Classic contains 21 games and costs $80.