A new press release from Nintendo expands on the promise from North America President Reggie Fils-Aime to have plenty of SNES Classic units available after launch. Nintendo plans on shipping the retro console into 2018 while originally shipments were stopping after December. Perhaps more worthy of note, last year’s highly sought-after NES Classic is coming back next summer!
Last year’s release of Nintendo’s first all-in-one-style retro system became a retailer fiasco. Preorders were promptly scalped and scarcity marred an otherwise great product. The NES Classic retailed for $59.99 and included 30 games. Each had access to four Suspend Point slots for saving progress, and multiple display modes created the perfect opportunity for gaming nostalgia. It’s great to hear fans will have another shot at getting their hands on it.
The SNES Classic arrives September 29 and goes for $79.99. The package includes 21 games, two wired controllers, an HDMI cable, and a USB cable/AC adapter. Nintendo fans will have their first chance to play Star Fox 2, a sequel that’s never seen release. They’ll also be able to play a myriad of Nintendo classics from Super Mario World to EarthBound. This retro console carries forward all of the great features from the NES Classic, including a new demo mode that takes footage from your Suspend Points as the demo game footage. After a rough summer of preorder miscarriages and projected shortages, Nintendo looks to turn it around to end 2017.
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Source: Business Wire