To keep up with incredible demand, Nintendo is increasing production of the SNES Classic Edition and will sell the nostalgic console into 2018 — along with the NES Classic.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) September 12, 2017
Announced for both North America and Europe, the details about the extended support for both consoles is contained in a press release put out by the gaming company today to Business Wire.
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Due to incredible demand for the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, Nintendo plans to ship the retro-inspired product into 2018. Originally, shipments were announced to cease at the end of this calendar year.
In addition, more units of Super NES Classic Edition will ship on its Sept. 29 launch day in the U.S. than were shipped of NES Classic Edition all last year, with subsequent shipments arriving in stores regularly. Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves.
The Super NES Classic Edition system features 21 legendary Super NES games such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid. Launching on Sept. 29 at a suggested retail price of only $79.99, Super NES Classic Edition plugs directly into the TV using the provided HDMI cable, and comes with two wired controllers. For more information about Super NES Classic Edition, visit http://www.nintendo.com/super-nes-classic.
Next summer, Nintendo will also bring back the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system with new shipments. More information about the timing of the return of NES Classic Edition will be announced in the future.
NES Classic Edition features 30 classic NES games such as the original Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong. For more information about NES Classic Edition, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic/.
Although neither console was originally intended to be supported into 2018 — with the NES Classic supposedly halting production back in April — both will seemingly be more available than expected. The NES Classic was released on November 10 of last year.
Last month, we reported on new features confirmed for the SNES Classic, including a new 90’s-esque commercial.