The NES Classic Edition returning in 2018

The NES Classic Edition returning in 2018

The NES Classic Edition returning in 2018

The logo of Japanese gaming giant Nintendo is displayed at a show room in Tokyo on July 20, 2016.

Nintendo of Europe has since confirmed on Twitter that the Classic Mini: NES will also be returning to Europe next summer in addition to the US. But now it appears the company is rethinking its strategy. At the time, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime apologized to those who were not able to get the system.

As an indication of its planned supply, Nintendo said that the number of SNES Classic Edition consoles shipped on launch day in the USA will be higher than the total number of NES Classic Editions shipped.

Nintendo is responding to overwhelming demand by bringing the NES Classic Edition consoles back to store shelves in 2018, promises more Super NES Classic Edition shipments too.

Pre-orders for the SNES are already sold out online at Amazon, GameStop and Target. Twenty-one games will be available for the SNES edition, including Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid.

"Throughout April, [Nintendo of America] territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year".

Redmond-based Nintendo said Tuesday that high demand has prompted the company to extend shipping of its upcoming retro version of the 16-bit Super NES into next year. Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer recently that they are "happy to confirm that we'll continue to ship stock of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System to Europe in 2018".

In its most recent quarter, the company sold 1.97 million Switch consoles.

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