It’s National Video Games Day and what better way to celebrate the day than with some great news coming from Nintendo.
It was recently announced that Nintendo will extend the availability of the SNES Classic Edition into 2018. They had previous planned to cease shipments of the retro console at the end of this year, but due to increasing demands it looks like Nintendo will try to give the people what they want.
Nintendo also plans on shipping out more units of the SNES Classic Edition on its September 29th launch than they did all last year with the NES Classic Edition as well as ensure that shipments will arrive regularly at stores. While specific totals weren’t given, this is still big news for fans who might have been concerned about getting their hands on a system.
“Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves,” Nintendo said in their press release.
If you are currently looking for an SNES Classic Edition on eBay or elsewhere, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, in an interview with Financial Times, cautioned consumers about overbidding on the system. This is in line with the plan to have the SNES Classic Edition readily available at retailers.
“I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites…You shouldn’t [have to] pay more than $79.99,” he said.
In other good news, Nintendo also announced that the NES Classic Edition would be returning next summer. Having clearly learned from their mistakes during the initial launch of the NES Classic, we can safely assume that shipments will be increased for this second launch. Unfortunately the press release revealed no additional information about what this all means, but we will get more information in the future.
In the meantime, keep your eye on your favorite retailers on September 29th and continue checking during the weeks and months that follow.