Nintendo Bringing Back NES Classic In 2018

Yesterday we reported that Nintendo was confident that there will be enough SNES Classics for people to buy at retail, and that they won’t have to overpay for one on the black market. Today, the company reinforced that point, while also teasing the return of the hard-to-find NES Classic in 2018.

In a press release Nintendo confirmed that due to the high demand for the SNES Classic, it will now produce and ship units into 2018. Originally the console was only supposed to be available to buy in 2017. Additionally, the SNES Classic inventory for its launch on September 29 has also been bolstered by new supply.

More importantly though, the NES Classic is returning to stores during the summer of 2018. At this time that is the only information, but Nintendo promised that an announcement will be made in advance before they go on sale, so stay tuned for the details.

About the SNES Classic

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. For more information about Super NES Classic Edition, visit

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