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Switch stock has been a big issue since the system launched earlier this year. It has undoubtedly improved, but it’s still not quite where it needs to be. In places like Japan, the situation is still very frustrating with continued lotteries just for an opportunity to buy a Switch.

In an interview with The Verge, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime commented on Switch’s supply situation once again. Being unable to meet demand is something he’s not happy with, and he says Nintendo is “working hard to satisfy as much demand as possible.”

Reggie stated:

The NES and Famicom are very different. Even from a design perspective, the two are dissimilar in many ways.

One interesting aspect about the Famicom is that the cartridges have two holes at the top. On the NES, these don’t exist at all. NES cartridges have indentations at the top, which we know are used to snap the cart in place.

Last year, GameXplain tested the NES Classic Edition with some Wii U games and the the Virtual Console. With the SNES Classic Edition’s launch, it’s time for another test.

Like we heard earlier in the week, the SNES Classic controller works absolutely fine with the NES Classic. You can also use it with Mario Kart 8 on Wii U as well as the Wii U Virtual Console. Since the SNES Classic controller layout is similar to the Wii Classic Controller, you shouldn’t have too many issues with the VC for the most part.

Digital Foundry has taken a closer look at the Super NES Classic Edition to find out what’s powering the hardware.

You may not be surprised to hear this, but Nintendo has repurposed the exact same technology from the NES Classic. Digital Foundry says it’s “almost a complete match for last year’s model.”

The fact that Nintendo is using last year’s technology isn’t entirely a bad thing. For one, the SNES Classic Edition didn’t really need any major boosts or changes. Digital Foundry also points out that it will be easier for the NES Classic Edition to be brought back next year.


The NES Classic Edition and Super NES Classic Edition are two different pieces of hardware, but they aren’t entirely separate. You might be interested to hear that both controllers can be used with either system. That means the SNES Classic controller works with the NES Classic (and vice versa).

One thing to keep in mind is that the NES controller lacks a number of buttons necessary for SNES games. You shouldn’t have any problems using the SNES controller with the NES Classic Edition, however.


SimCity was once going to be made for the NES. That never happened though, and it was thought that it was lost to time – until now.

It’s a bit unclear where they came from, but NintendoAge reports that the owner of the game store chain Back in Time recently got his hands on two prototype cartridges. An off-screen video, posted below, gives us a first look at SimCity on the NES since its appearance on Johnny Arcade in 1991. If you happen to be attending, it will be playable at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.


It was nearly a week ago that Walmart took pre-orders for the Super NES Classic – or so we thought. The retailer ended up pulling the plug on reservations a few days ago.

In an email sent to customers, Walmart said that pre-orders went up “due to a technical glitch”. That’s fine and all, but those who thought they were lucky enough to score the system were dissatisfied that their orders were cancelled.

ThinkGeek currently has the NES Classic Edition back in stock. However, hardware is only being included in various bundles. Bundles start at $140 and go up until $220.

We generally don’t like to promote these sorts of bundles, though this might be one of your last chances to secure yourself an NES Classic Edition. You can see the bundle offerings here.

Available stock is one of the big concerns with the just-announced Super NES Classic Edition. As we saw with the NES Classic Edition, it was extremely difficult for most consumers to order a unit, and shipments ceased only a few months after the initial launch.

Perhaps we won’t have to be quite as worried with the Super NES Classic Edition. In an official statement, Nintendo says it will make “significantly more units” in comparison to the NES Classic Edition.

The company’s full statement reads:

A new interview with Nintendo senior director of corporate communications Charlie Scibetta is up from Ars Technica. The two chatted about the Switch stock situation, the NES Classic Edition, and fan games.

Continue on below for Scibetta’s comments. You can also read the original article here for a little bit of discussion about 3DS. 

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