In a surprise announcement on a Sunday evening, Nintendo of America announced that the NES Classic Edition would return to stores on June 29th for $59.99. Additionally, they stated that both the NES and SNES Classics would be available through the end of the year.
#NESClassic Edition will return to stores on June 29! This system and the #SNESClassic Edition system are expected to be available through the end of the year. https://t.co/LclbG5m4ta pic.twitter.com/1PcXBI5qJC
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 14, 2018
While this is good news for those looking for the Classic Editions still, we can’t help but be a little cynical given this news arriving a week after Nintendo said that Virtual Console is dead and would not be coming to the Switch. We have to think the two are related and frankly, that is not a good look for the company in our opinion.