Nintendo To Revive Sold Out NES Classic Edition

Super Famicom Mini Pre-order Starts Saturday

The console ($60) touts 30 built-in games, including "Mario Bros." and "Donkey Kong", and a retro-inspired controller.

Nintendo's announcement in April of the NES Classic Edition discontinuation was a surprising one, considering that the retro console had massive trouble staying on store shelves due to intense demand. With the recent announcement of the SNES Classic Mini, and the nearly immediate selling out of pre-order stock, many people were expecting a similar situation.

Fans feared that history would repeat itself with the Super NES Classic, as pre-order stock again disappeared within minutes - sometimes seconds - of being listed online.

Having been discontinued earlier this year to make way for the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: SNES Classic Edition, Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition will be returning to stores next summer. There will also be more units of the SNES Classic Edition on its September 29 launch date in the United States compared to the number of NES Classic Edition consoles that were shipped during its release.

In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé said the firm has "dramatically increased" production of the Super NES Classic.

According to Nintendo, the decision to relaunch the Nintendo NES Classic came following the high demand for Nintendo SNES. The titles included are "Final Fantasy III", "Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past", and "Star Fox 2". The Switch is performing well so far, with over five million units sold world wide, but finding a brand new version is proving no easy feat.



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