Nintendo to bring back the hard-to-get NES Classic this summer

Judy Cobb
May 14, 2018

The decent thing to do is to buy not one, not too, but as many NES Classic Edition consoles as you can and then hope to flip them when supply eventually runs out.

Nintendo's Classic Editions have been hard specimens to snag ever since the NES Classic was first released back in 2016. However, they promise that the Super NES and NES Classic Edition will be available "through the end of the year". The NES Classic Edition was originally released in November 2016 and sold out nearly instantly.

There are now no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems.

The NES Classic was a huge hit when it first came out in November 2016 - much more of a hit than Nintendo expected.

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While it's not immediately clear which stores will sell the two consoles this time around, it's likely a number of retailers will offer pre-orders of the popular console before its June 29 debut. Nostalgic Nintendo fans will once again be able to purchase the retro platform starting June 29. But for me, the NES Classic had even more absolutely unforgettable gems, not just containing the roots of many of those franchises, but titles like Mega Man 2, Techmo Bowl, Bubble Bobble, Dr. Mario, and more. We just didn't anticipate how incredible the response would be.

The console is selling on Amazon for $228.98 right now, and that's if you want a new one.

Fils-Aimé also revealed previous year the company sold 2.3 million NES Classics.

The announcement was made on Nintendo's Twitter account.

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