Nintendo fans that scrambled to get the NES and SNES mini are getting some good news today. After last year’s short window for grabbing the NES Classic closed with many people never getting a chance to buy one, Nintendo is making new shipments for the console, starting in 2018.
The company also mentioned that it intends to release more SNES Classic consoles as well, citing that “fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves.”
SNES Classics came with their own difficulties, as many scalpers set up bots to grab them as soon as they became available. Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, earlier this week warned fans against “over-bidding” on auction sites, promising that Nintendo would dramatically increase production of the SNES Classic.
As of now, there’s no hard dates on either of these releases, but the demand for the Classic editions is clear, so Nintendo might need to ramp up production ASAP.
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