SNES Classic sale extended into 2018; NES Classic making a return

SNES Classic sale extended into 2018; NES Classic making a return

SNES Classic sale extended into 2018; NES Classic making a return

Nintendo's announcement in April of the NES Classic Edition discontinuation was a surprising one, considering that the retro console had massive trouble staying on store shelves due to intense demand. But now it appears the company is rethinking its strategy.

While details regarding the NES Classic have been limited-in a statement Nintendo said they would release more info on plans for the console in the future-the company said the video game system will return along with 30 retro games including classics like the original Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. At the time, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime apologized to those who were not able to get the system. With pre-orders already sold out, a similar shortage could very well be on the horizon, although the company reassured buyers that a much more substantial amount of consoles had been manufactured for the SNES.

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In order to meet the insatiable demand for the SNES Classic Edition, Nintendo announced this week that it will ship the retro console into 2018 rather than ceasing shipments at the end of the year, as was previously the plan. The titles included are "Final Fantasy III", "Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past", and "Star Fox 2". "Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves".

The company isn't just banking on nostalgic consoles to drum up excitement and bring in sales. The Switch is performing well so far, with over five million units sold world wide, but finding a brand new version is proving no easy feat.

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