Nintendo, the Japanese company specialized in creating amazing video games – aimed to people of all ages – just announced that it will continue selling the Super NES Classic Edition, which was initially released in November 2016 after its first discontinuation.
In April, despite the “incredible” high-demand for the SNES Classic, the company said that it would discontinue the console definitely, and then halted its production. However, today seems to be a good day for Millennials after the hopeful words the video game company gave them.
Despite the fact that at the very beginning there was a total of 721 SNES games, Nintendo launched just 30 of them at different prices in 2016 – including Super Mario World, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid. Also, from the moment when Nintendo announced the re-entry of the SNES, the console used to cost just $59. Unfortunately, that will change when the console returns on 2018.
“Throughout April, [Nintendo of America] territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year. We encourage anyone interested in obtaining this system to check with retail outlets regarding availability. We understand that it has been difficult for many consumers to find a system, and for that we apologize. We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product,” were the words of a Nintendo’s spokesperson in April.
The SNES will come back – again – with a few changes
The console as it is, of course, won’t change when compared to its latest version – which was smaller than the first one, and people could hold it with just one hand. However, the company headquartered in Kyoto will launch the SNES with an initial price of $79 with just 21 of its best games. Both the console and the games are expected to be sold out just as quickly as they did last year.
The NES Classic—the first Nintendo gaming system to be released in the U.S. back in 1985—won’t be available until September 29, 2018, in Best Buy, GameStop, and some other retailers.
“Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves,” the Nintendo said in a statement. The Japanese company also said in August that it planned to ship “a significant amount of additional systems … for launch day, and throughout the balance of the calendar year.”
It will be tough for the public to find one of these miniature SNES, especially in holiday season. However, it seems like Nintendo is making a significant effort to produce as many consoles as the people need.
Nintendo has not commented anything about a pre-order before September 29. In fact, a representative from the company did not share a comment on it when she was asked to.