The NES Classic Edition returning in 2018

Isaac Cain
September 13, 2017

In all likelihood, Nintendo should offer a version identical to the one already available, but who knows if the japanese group will not benefit from the opportunity to propose a V2 with new built-in games. After all, it one of the most sought items during the 2016 holiday shopping season - and also one of the most hard to find.

Nintendo dubbed the console a "limited-time product" and discontinued it in April. But now it appears the company is rethinking its strategy.

Facebook/NintendoRetailer giant Walmart has canceled pre-orders of the Nintendo Super NES Classic, citing a mistake with their system. The company will release new shipments for the retro console in the summer of 2018, with more information on specific dates for the return of the NES Classic Edition to follow. The titles included are "Final Fantasy III", "Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past", and "Star Fox 2". The console is expected to sell out just as quickly as it did when it was released on the same date previous year, but Best Buy is now taking pre-orders of the SNES.

When the NES Classic first hit store shelves a year ago, it caused a stampede of enthusiastic consumers looking to get a taste of that nostalgic feeling from their days of playing 8-bit games.

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But Nintendo promises it will be easier to get your hands on this one.

New details have revealed that Nintendo intends on shipping the SNES Classic into 2018, instead of ending shipments at the end of the year.

The company isn't just banking on nostalgic consoles to drum up excitement and bring in sales.

In its most recent quarter, the company sold 1.97 million Switch consoles.

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