In a shocking development, Nintendo has decided that they enjoy making things that print money! Last year, the NES Classic — a box made to look like the ’80s video game console preloaded with 30 NES games — was in extremely high demand around the holiday season. Unfortunately, Nintendo didn’t meet that demand, leaving a lot of people to either do without or leave themselves at the mercy of eBay resellers. We figured Nintendo would make more eventually, but then they went and discontinued the NES Classic in April, and we figured that was the end of it!
Fortunately, Nintendo appears to have had a change of heart. Today, they announced that they’re gearing up for another production run next summer. We don’t know how many Nintendo plans to make, but it’s great news for anyone who wasn’t quick or lucky enough to get a preorder in last year.
There’s good news for those trying to get this year’s SNES Classic, too. Nintendo is doing the same thing with their 16-bit console, loading up 21 games (including the never-before-released Star Fox 2). They’ve seen enough demand (big surprise) to announce that they will continue to produce and ship the SNES Classic into next year — originally, they had planned to halt production at the end of the holiday season.
If you don’t want to wait until next year for an SNES Classic, best of luck. The console launches September 29, and while the preorder market has been crazy, Nintendo says they’ll have ample units available at retail locations on launch day, too.
Via The Verge