Nintendo will bring back the NES classic next summer

By midian182 ยท 7 replies
Sep 12, 2017
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  1. Back in April, Nintendo confirmed it was discontinuing the NES Classic Edition just six months after launch, disappointing the many fans who were unable to get hold of one. But the Japanese firm has just announced that the retro games machine will return to stores with new shipments arriving next summer.

    That’s not the only good news for Nintendo lovers; shipments for the NES classic’s successor - the upcoming Super NES Classic Edition – were due to stop at the end of the year, but huge demand for the console means it’ll continue to be shipped throughout 2018.

    Nintendo had said that NES classic edition shipments were ending “for this year,” revealing that its discontinuation was only temporary. “When manufacturing resumes, we will provide information at another time on this homepage,” the company said at the time. We now know that the 8-bit device will return sometime during “summer” 2018 in the US and Europe.

    “Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves,” Nintendo said in a release.

    Following the supply problems it experienced with the NES classic, Nintendo promised to make “significantly more” SNES classics than the first retro console. But this hasn’t stopped people buying the machines for hugely inflated prices from auctions sites such as eBay.

    “I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites,” Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told the Financial Times. But even with the extended shipments, those desperate to grab one of the machines as a holiday gift may be willing to spend more than its official $79.99 price.

    The Super NES Classic Edition will launch on September 29.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,939   +2,428

    Yawnnnn .......
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,278

    This retro gaming stuff is beyond my comprehension. I used to play games on these things back in the day and I could never go back to them or those games but those good old days in general were definitely far better than today... except the tech. Back then we had no privacy issues either which is a major issue with techie things these days and it's only going to get a lot worse.
  4. ZackL04

    ZackL04 TS Maniac Posts: 341   +157

    Most likely too little too late
  5. James00007

    James00007 TS Enthusiast Posts: 30   +6

    Good news for the people who want one but didn't get one yet. Bad news for the people who payed a fortune for one on eBay. Makes you feel better about using an Emulator when they act like this. Moral of the story: Don't trust Nintendo.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,170   +4,113

    I might would consider buying one if it came with every game for $100. They are old outdated games and to me not worth anything more than $100.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,278

    No man. The world has moved on since those days. It may entertain you for a week before you quickly tire of it. They were fine back in the day because we had nothing better and knew no better.
  8. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Addict Posts: 208   +92

    I'm not sure where your "don't trust Nintendo" comment comes from. How does the price gouging on the NES Classic have anything to do with them, other than the fact that they discontinued the sales? The gouging even started before they discontinued it, just because of the demand being more than what they could supply.

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