SNES Classic to ship into 2018; NES Classic to return to stores in summer 2018
Nintendo has announced that, due to “incredible demand” for the upcoming Super NES Classic Edition, the company plans to ship the product into 2018, rather than cease shipments at the end of 2017 as initially planned.
Additionally, more Super NES Classic Edition units will ship on launch day than NES Classic Edition units were shipped all last year, with subsequent shipments arriving in stores regularly.
Finally, Nintendo announced that in summer 2018, the NES Classic Edition will return to stores with new shipments. More information about the timing of the return will be announced at a later date.
The Super NES Classic Edition will launch on September 29 for $79.99.
Below is the NES Classic and SNES Classic announcement for the U.S.:
REDMOND, Wash.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Due to incredible demand for the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Editionsystem, 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.
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.
NES Classic Edition features 30 classic NES games such as the original Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong.
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