In our first positive news story of the day, Nintendo has made some surprising statements about NES and SNES Classic availability. First, the NES Classic that was discontinued last year, will be coming back in 2018. So far it’s been confirmed for Europe by Nintendo of Europe, but we have to imagine it would be returning to other regions as well. Second, Nintendo also confirmed that SNES/Super Famicon Classic production would continue into 2018. Previously if you recall, Nintendo had said that it would only be produced in 2017.
We’ll also bring the Nintendo Classic Mini: NES back to Europe next summer. More info will be shared in the future ► https://t.co/YUY2dxzI50 pic.twitter.com/RcIxPKlil7
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) September 12, 2017
We, along with many other outlets, have been rather critical of Nintendo for their handling of the Classic systems so this is very welcome news. It only makes sense for Nintendo given the demand for the systems, particularly the NES Classic which has been sold by third parties for far beyond it’s retail price since last year.