Nintendo's mini-console is coming back

13 September, 2017, 18:51 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • Nintendo Announces Plans to Increase SNES Classic Production and Bring Back the NES Classic Mini

This resulted in a huge price spike on platforms like eBay and Amazon, as players were forced to turn to third party distributors to get their hands on the console.

Nintendo company officials confirm they are bringing back the NES Classic Edition console that was discontinued earlier this year.

The news coincides with Nintendo's announcement that it has dramatically increased SNES Classic Edition production to make sure that the supply of the company's second retro console will be enough to meet the expected demand. The gaming company also plans to begin shipping the pre-orders of the SNES Classic by September 29.

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After announcing in April its plans to axe the iconic video gaming system, Nintendo officials said Tuesday gamers would be able to purchase new shipments of the retro console and games next summer.

The NES Classic was a surprise hit in 2016, with all copies selling out in stores and online within minutes of being stocked.

"Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves", said Nintendo in a statement, as reported by Tech Crunch.

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During that time, it seemed that the NES Classic Edition was not viewed as part of the company's future. Production ceased at the end of a year ago, and a lot people were understandably upset with Nintendo for miscalculating demand.

As an indication of its planned supply, Nintendo said that the number of SNES Classic Edition consoles shipped on launch day in the USA will be higher than the total number of NES Classic Editions shipped. The titles included are "Final Fantasy III", "Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past", and "Star Fox 2".

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