Nintendo Says it Will Produce More Units of the SNES Classic than the NES Classic

You'll be able to find a lot more of the SNES Classic than its predecessor, however exactly how much more is yet unknown.

on June 26, 2017 7:21 PM

If you were screwed over by the low amount of NES Classic’s then you may be in luck if you’re interesting in the upcoming SNES Classic! Today Nintendo confirmed that it will be producing, and shipping “significantly” more units of the SNES Classic than its predecessor the NES Classic.

In a statement sent to Kotaku, the house of Mario confirmed the news:

We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year.

Our long-term efforts are focused on delivering great games for the Nintendo Switch system and continuing to build momentum for that platform, as well as serving the more than 63 million owners of Nintendo 3DS family systems. We are offering Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition in special recognition of the fans who show tremendous interest our classic content.

In addition, Nintendo also confirmed to the gaming site that the cords for the SNES Classic controller will be two feet longer than the NES Classic controller, clocking in at five feet.

The NES Classic, which was largely criticized for its low amount of stock, ended up selling 2.3 million units during its time on the market. The miniature console was released in November of 2016, and included 30 pre-installed NES games, like the Super Mario Bros trilogy, and The Legend of Zelda. Nintendo discontinued the console in April, later stating that the company wanted to focus on other “key areas.”

The SNES Classic, which was announced today, builds upon the same concept of the NES Classic. It will include 21 games, including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2. The system will also include hit games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Donkey Kong Country, and Final Fantasy III. The console will cost $79.99, and will hit stores in just a few months, on September 29th, 2017.

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Tanner Pierce is a Staff Writer at DualShockers.com. When he isn't writing, he is pursuing a major in Journalism at the University of Central Florida.