SNES Classic Edition will ship into 2018, NES Classic Edition will return to stores in all regions
Posted on September 12, 2017 by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in General Nintendo, News
Nintendo has just announced that “due to the incredible demand” for the system, the SNES Classic Edition will ship into 2018, instead of ending shipments this year, as was originally announced. Nintendo also reiterated that more SNES Classic Editions will be available on its launch day, September 29th, than there were shipped of the NES Classic Edition all last year.
Speaking of – Nintendo also announced that it has resumed production of the NES Classic Edition, which will be available in stores again in 2018. Nintendo has made similar announcements for Japan and Europe, so there should be plenty of both systems available all around the world next year.
Below is the North American press release in full:
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Due to incredible demand for the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, Nintendo plans to ship the retro-inspired product into 2018. Originally, shipments were announced to cease at the end of this calendar year.
In addition, more units of Super NES Classic Edition will ship on its Sept. 29 launch day in the U.S. than were shipped of NES Classic Edition all last year, with subsequent shipments arriving in stores regularly. 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 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 http://www.nintendo.com/super-nes-classic.
Next summer, Nintendo will also bring back the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system with new shipments. More information about the timing of the return of NES Classic Edition will be announced in the future.