Hey, Nintendo does like making money. After a baffling decision to stop selling the NES Classic despite huge demand, Nintendo is reversing course. The NES Classic is coming back to store shelves next summer.
From the press release:
“Next summer, Nintendo will also bring back the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system with new shipments.”
And pump the brakes on an eBay purchase of the SNES Classic. It’s still a couple of weeks away, but Nintendo promises a whole bunch of shipments.
“More units of the 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,” reads today’s press release.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) September 12, 2017
Now, I’m sure that won’t stop scalpers from trying to make a quick buck. But be patient. Nintendo promises a lot more units than we first thought. They still have to deliver, but the company says they will. And honestly, it’s easy money. The profit margins on these little classic systems are probably insane. No way the SNES Classic hardware cost comes even close to its $79.99 price tag.
The Super NES Classic Edition is stuffed with a huge dose of childhood. Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Super Punch Out, F-Zero, Star Fox, Contra III, and more.
Hunting down the Super NES Classic and NES Classic will probably still be tricky. Even with the increase in shipments. Stock checkers like NowInStock are good places to start. Stores in more rural areas are also a solid bet.
The SNES Classic will release on Sept. 29 with shipments continuing throughout 2018. The NES Classic will return at some point next summer. Nintendo will dive more into specific dates soon.