Super NES Classic to Ship in 2018, NES Classic Hits Retail Again in Summer 2018

Nintendo has announced that due to the “incredible demand” for their upcoming Super NES Classic Edition throwback console re-release, they’re pushing shipments for the product into next year, forgoing their planned late 2017 schedule of shipments.

The company promised that more Super NES Classic Edition units will ship on launch day than NES Classic Editions were shipped for the entirety of last year, with more shipments to hit stores regularly.

They also confirmed that the NES Classic Edition will be returning to stores sometime next summer, with new shipments. Further details are coming at a later date.

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  • Cy

    Ughhhh. Fucking sort your shitty supply levels out before announcing a release then.

  • Maybe we got through to them this time? Only one way to find out, I guess.

  • totenglocke

    I don’t believe them. They consistently under supply everything now, even fucking controllers.

  • NukeA6

    Nintendo’s behavior in supply & demand is best left for Marvel because unlike that Disney-infected company, people actually wanna buy their stuff. It’s about time they did something right unless they wanna play scarce again.

  • Nagato

    Luckily their roms aren’t at all supply constrained for those who want them.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I had a feeling they’d bring back the NES Classic.

  • RPG

    I am torn on this presentation. On the one hand, I am quite interested in what Nintendo will show. On the other hand, I REALLY don’t want to have any more details be spoiled for me for Super Mario Odyssey, as I prefer to experience the things I am interested in as blind, and with as little expectations as possible. Especially since the release date is fast approaching.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    I really hope this stupid trend of limited mini consoles doesn’t replace their virtual console. Otherwise I’ll just invest in a raspberry pi.

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    So they’re gonna produce seven of them instead of five.

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    You say that like this ty beanie baby-tier artificial scarcity isn’t 100% intentional.

  • Cy

    You have a point.

  • Fandangle

    Might as well. End the jewry now.

  • mewnani

    You might as well invest in one already. You can get practically every game and emulator up to the PSP on there for way less money then if you were to try and buy every game either separately through Virtual Console or though the NES/SNES mini. Though I can see trying to get one to support the company and in that case… I bid you good luck cause you’re probably never going to get one from them directly.

  • OldPalpy

    Virtual Console is so slow it might as well as not exist and that it still doesn’t exist at all on Switch while putting these mini consoles out confirms exactly what you’re fearing. They only care about putting these games out now if they can make events out of them, look how they’ve treated Pokemon Gen1&2 VC the mini consoles especially with the SNES one resurrecting Star Fox 2 embodies this and do I even need to bring up how they’re more focused on that bizzare rotating classic game thing on their paid online for Switch than VC?

  • orbo

    I’m glad they finally understand how in demand these things are, that unless they produce an absolute shitton of them they’re just scalper bait.

    I’m pissed they decided to delay my order by three or more months, especially at about only two more weeks until release.
    Unless I’m reading this wrong.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Man, why are all companies so shit with VC nowadays?

    Fuck it, Raspberry pi it is.

  • Wanderer

    Too bad the game selection on this and the NES Classic still sucks balls.

  • matthew coleman

    You might as well invest in one already. You can get practically every game and emulator up to the PSP on there for way less money then if you were to try and buy every game either separately through Virtual Console or though the NES/SNES mini. Though I can see trying to get one to support the company and in that case… I bid you good luck cause you’re probably never going to get one from them directly.

  • OSad

    This dumb thing is going to retail for around 310 dollars in Brazil, just in case you wanted to know where the *real* fleecing is going down.

  • OldPalpy

    The only way I can see it is that they hate the competition it brings to their new games, this is a inverse of a decade ago when tons of companies were invested in it. I have to wonder if the hilarious failure of Microsoft’s Game Room has anything to do with it, the concept of Game Room was brilliant but Microsoft fucked it up in every possible way.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    If thats the case, then thats pretty stupid. I’d expect Nintendo to at least pad out the space in between the releases of their IP’s with their old stuff. The Wii did a pretty great job with that.

  • KiTA

    To be clear, this isn’t “this is delayed until 2018,” this is “we were going to pull the same stunt and sell it until December 31st, but now we’re gonna keep going into 2018.”

    Not a Delay, instead a big Middle Finger to the scalpers.