The NES Classic Edition returning in 2018

Angelica Greene
September 13, 2017

The logo of Japanese gaming giant Nintendo is displayed at a show room in Tokyo on July 20, 2016.

Redmond-based Nintendo said Tuesday that high demand has prompted the company to extend shipping of its upcoming retro version of the 16-bit Super NES into next year.

When the company announced earlier this year it was pumping the breaks on the console, gamers were not happy. "We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product", Nintendo said back in April. It should also spread out the demand evenly, as reports also indicate that the pre-orders for the SNES Classic made for release on the console's launch day has surpassed the demand of the NES Classic Edition, which was released previous year. This resulted in a huge price spike on platforms like eBay and Amazon, as players were forced to turn to third party distributors to get their hands on the console.

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Nintendo has announced it will relaunch production of the popular NES Classic Edition console released previous year. 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. The titles included are "Final Fantasy III", "Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past", and "Star Fox 2".

The company isn't just banking on nostalgic consoles to drum up excitement and bring in sales.

Recent reports have revealed that aside from the Nintendo Switch, the SNES Classic is an unexpected, pleasant surprise as demands continue to increase.

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