The NES Classic was a big hit—and a far bigger one than Nintendo was anticipating, as they quickly ran out of stock and were unable to meet the demand by far. Gamers were understandably upset when the system was abruptly cut off, as many had failed to obtain one in the mini retro console's limited run. Well, it looks like Nintendo has heard our cries. This morning, the company not only gave some solid examples of how they're working to avoid that fate with the SNES Classic, but they also revealed that the NES Classic will be returning next year.
According to their press release, when the SNES Classic launches on Sept. 29th, Nintendo will be shipping out more units than the NES Classic saw throughout the entirety of last year. Of course, this will be followed up with new shipments regularly, so stock should hopefully not be an issue at all this time around. In addition, Nintendo is no longer planning to cut off the console later this year, as was originally announced; they will now continue to supply this mini console into 2018.
2018 will also see the return of the NES Classic. The press release pens it in for a return in the summer of next year, but we'll have to wait for more specific details than that.
"Due to incredible demand for the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, 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."
"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." — Nintendo
Are you excited to see the return of the NES Classic Edition? Pleased to see the steps Nintendo is taking to meet the overwhelming demand for the SNES Classic? Or are you still wary of the company's abilities to supply that many units? Let us know your thoughts on all this in the comments below!
Source: Press Release (via Business Wire)