Nintendo to bring back NES Classic Edition in 2018, increase stock of SNES Classic Edition


Nintendo heard your cries.

The Japanese gaming company has announced that it will be bringing back the recently discontinued, yet still highly sought after, NES Classic Edition in summer 2018, according to a press release. Fans have been vocal about their displeasure with the decision to discontinue the retro gaming console, which was already difficult to find when it was being sold in stores.

While the NES Classic Edition retailed for $60 when it released in November 2016, many have paid a pretty premium since then to get their hands on the system. The console often sells for more than $200 on auction sites.

In addition to the NES Classic Edition announcement, Nintendo also announced that it will be increasing stock of its Super NES Classic Edition, which hits store shelves at the end of the month. Online and in-store pre-orders for the $80 system sold out in minutes at various retailers, but Nintendo has assured customers there will be plenty of inventory available on release day and through the holiday season.

"I would strongly urge you not to overbid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites," Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aimé told the Financial Times Saturday. "You shouldn't [have to] pay more than $79.99."

Nintendo originally said that the SNES Classic Edition would ship through the end of the year, but now the company says the system will continue to be stocked into 2018.

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