Super NES Classic Edition Sales Have Topped 4 Million

Nintendo has announced the Super NES Classic Edition has sold over four million units.

The news was confirmed by Nintendo president and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima in their latest financial results briefing.

Previously, the re-release of the classic hardware reportedly sold over two million units as of October last year, meaning they’ve sold another two million in roughly three months.

A plug-and-play system, the Super NES Classic Edition is now available worldwide, for $79.99 (if you can find it in stock).

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  • Ace

    Why do people buy this shit? They don’t use SNES carts, so what’s the point in getting one?

  • But how many of these were actually sold to people who intend to use them instead of reselling them on Ebay with a 300% mark up.

  • …perhaps the people buying them don’t own the games that come with it or a working SNES to play them on? Not exactly hard to imagine why.

  • CZ

    These was supposed to be sold in the UK for £80, which is already a substantial markup over the US price, but my local game store was selling them for £100! Which frankly is disgusting as the retailer them selves were acting no better than scalpers.

  • Mr0303

    Nostalgia sells well, but Nintendo is already well aware of that.

  • OldPalpy

    I’d say it has to be a staggering amount considering what happened with the NES classic.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    I’d like to get one, but I cannot find one.

  • OldPalpy

    But not enough to get them motivated to improve their VC output.

  • Mr0303

    I guess it is more profitable to put out a “classic” version with a selection of games rather than give you the option to pick and choose which ones you want.

  • Ace

    Emulators, Virtual Console, and the original console are out there. This is a waste of money especially at these inflated prices.

  • Person Man

    Nobody is going to buy them at these prices, no. But for people who don’t currently own a Nintendo console, or know how to use an emulator, and just want to relive their kid days – this would be suitable for them.

    Also people who want something nice to put near their TV when setting up a regular SNES is too much of a hassle. If it still went for their normal price, that would’ve been fair.

  • OldPalpy

    Indeed VC was fucked before but now that they have this model it’s double fucked.

  • Jared Bellow

    Four million good, decent people had to listen to some insufferable twat tell them to get a Raspberry Pi at some point in 2017.

  • Jared Bellow

    They made more of these and the markup and scarcity wasn’t nearly as bad as the NES. I got my SNES Mini on launch day but I saw them when I was at Best Buys and Wal Marts and never saw the markup get more than 30 bucks over MSRP.

  • Jared Bellow

    Real SNES looks like hell on an HDTV.

  • Feniks

    Well SNES is just nostalgia bait but if you MUST you can easily emulate it on Android or PC.

  • Casey

    How? We can’t fucking find any!

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I’m guessing it was Game? They’ve been consistently trash for as long as I can remember.

  • sanic

    People are buying shells from china and slapping cheap orangepi’s in them and selling them on local sites.

  • PChandler

    This is why I would never buy from any reseller ever, not even because of the the price and scalping per se, but just knowing that any scumbag could swap the internals, the case or the controllers makes me avoid them like the plague.

  • CZ

    You guessed right, which is a shame’s as there’s so little competition, it’s either Game, supermarkets or online!
    Okay there’s also CEX and its clones, but the only good one I have been to is the one off Tottenham Court, Road.

  • Tubsiwub

    How have they sold this many when they aren’t anywhere for me to even buy?