Classic Mini NES going back into production, Nintendo confirms

Kristi Paul
September 14, 2017

Nintendo might be playing on nostalgia, but NES and SNES Classics are interesting products and it is nice to see the company supporting them more.

Here's a bit of a good news for video game fanatics: The discontinued Nintendo mini-console is coming back. After all, it one of the most sought items during the 2016 holiday shopping season - and also one of the most hard to find.

But gamers still want the original, so the company is giving into the demand and the console will be back on the market in 2018. But now it appears the company is rethinking its strategy. Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer recently that they are "happy to confirm that we'll continue to ship stock of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System to Europe in 2018".

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 a year ago. This includes familiar titles like "Super Mario", "Donkey Kong", "Metroid", "Mega Man", "Pac-Man", and "The Legend of Zelda".

In addition to extending the availability of the console, Nintendo will also ship more units of the SNES Classic Edition on its September 29th launch day than were shipped of the NES Classic Edition all of 2016. 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.

Pre-orders for the SNES are already sold out online at Amazon, GameStop and Target.

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

Other reports by VideoGamingPros

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