Following a mention from Reggie Fils-Aime, today Nintendo announced with a press release that due to “incredible demand” for the system, the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System will keep shipping in 2018. Initially, shipments were meant to end this year.
Yet, that’s not all. We also hear that shipments for the console will be higher than those for its predecessor, the NES Classic Edition, that was sold out in a flash. More units will then be shipped to stores on a regular basis.
The good news for nostalgic Nintendo fans don’t end there. Apparently the company saw the light, and decided to bring back the NES Classic Edition next summer, even if no precise details have been provided. We do get the promise that those will be announced in the future, but that’s all for now. Looks like Nintendo does like money, after all.
The SNES Classic Edition will release on September 29th, coming with 21 games at a suggested retail price of $79.99. The NES Classic Edition came with thirty games.
You can find where to pre-order the SNES Mini in our handy ongoing post, while we wait for further news on its predecessor.
Incidentally, the announcement is related to all markets, including North America, Europe, and for the Super Famicom Mini and the Famicom Mini in Japan.