If you were one of the thousands who missed the opportunity to purchase one of the NES Classic Edition last year, Nintendo is offering you a new chance in 2018, with the nostalgic console being back in production for a planned 2018 re-release. The good news don’t stop here, as the company has also announced that the upcoming SNES Classic Edition will expand its shipments into 2018 instead of ceasing production at the end of this year, as originally planned.
This follows the news that the upcoming SNES Classic Edition will have much bigger shipments on its September 29 launch than its predecessor did, something that has helped to ease the concerns that fans would have to face the same situation of last year, when the minimal availability of the NES Classic in stores resulted in a massive price increase for second-hand units.
It all responds to the overwhelming reception to Nintendo’s new line of nostalgic consoles, which seemed to destroy even the most optimistic predictions of the company, which is also living a sweet moment with its newest console, the Nintendo Switch. The NES Classic Edition is a pocket version of the original Nintendo console, which connects with modern TV through an HDMI cable and comes with two controllers and a selection of 30 iconic games including the original Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong. The SNES Classic Edition, on the other hand, features a selection of 21 games including Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and the never-released Star Fox 2.
The SNES Classic Edition launches on September 29, while the NES Classic Edition will return to stores in summer 2018, with more details to be announced.