Nintendo pledges that its new $80 Super NES Classic Edition will have dramatically increased stock compared to 2016's woefully under-shipped NES microconsole.
Last year Nintendo enraged millions of gamers and retail workers across the globe with its impossible-to-find NES Classic Edition. The mini-console, which was meant to be a special holiday item, was very rare due to Nintendo massively underestimating demand and only shipping 2-5 consoles per store during the holiday season.
Now the Japanese company says it's learned from its mistakes and that its new $80 SNES Classic Edition, which includes 21 Super Nintendo games and two controllers, will have boosted supply shipments.
"We aren't providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition," a Nintendo spokesperson told Kotaku.
Nintendo says that the new SNES microconsole will be a yearly seasonal item and will be discontinued at year's end.
"Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year."
The Super Nintendo Classic Edition comes pre-loaded with a library of 21 must-have SNES games, including Final Fantasy III, Donkey Kong Country, Super Castlevania IV, Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, Mario Kart, and many more.
The SNES Classic Edition is slated to release on September 29, 2017 for $79.99.
The Super NES Classic Edition includes the following 21 games:
- Contra III: The Alien Wars™
- Donkey Kong Country™
- Final Fantasy III
- Kirby™ Super Star
- Kirby's Dream Course™
- The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™
- Mega Man® X
- Secret of Mana
- Star Fox™
- Star Fox™ 2
- Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Castlevania IV™
- Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts®
- Super Mario Kart™
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™
- Super Mario World™
- Super Metroid™
- Super Punch-Out!! ™
- Yoshi's Island™
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