Given how difficult it was to get one’s hands on the Nintendo NES Classic when it was released, you can imagine how shocked customers were when Nintendo announced that they would be discontinuing the product. However Nintendo’s argument was that the NES Classic was never meant to be a long-term product, and it wasn’t too long that the SNES Classic was announced.
However the good news is that if you wanted to get your hands on the NES Classic, you will be able to do so in 2018. This is according to an announcement by Nintendo who revealed that they will be bringing the console back next year. In addition, they also announced that the SNES Classic, which was also meant to be another limited-production run, will continue being produced through 2018.
This seems to be in line with Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime’s comments about how the company will dramatically increase the production of the console, which now we realize he could have meant that the console will be produced over the course of 2 years instead of one, which we guess does increase the amount of units that will be available.
We’re not sure if this will be a one-off thing or if the NES Classic and SNES Classic will become permanent products, but either way if you’re hoping to get either console, you should not have any problems doing so, and hopefully this will also put an end to the price gouging that we’re seeing on websites like eBay.
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