Nintendo Bringing Back The NES Classic In 2018

Nintendo Bringing Back The NES Classic In 2018

After disappearing from store shelves, the NES Classic is returning next year. But that isn’t all: The Super NES Classic will continue to be shipped through 2018. In Japan, the Super Famicom will still get shipped after October, and the Famicom Mini is going back into production. Hot damn.

The SNES Classic was slated to end shipments this year, but more consoles will be released on September 29 for North America. The NES Classic will return next winter, after being discontinued this autumn. Nintendo will announce more details at a later date.

Originally launching in November 2016, the Nintendo Classic Mini Famicom was also discontinued this autumn, but only temporarily. At that time, Nintendo stated, “When manufacturing resumes, we will provide information at another time on this homepage.”

Nintendo made the announcement via Twitter that Famicom Mini production was resuming in 2018. The re-launch date will be revealed sometime in the future.

And in Europe, Nintendo has made similar announcements:

No such announcement has yet been made for Australia, but we wouldn’t be surprised!

Below is the NES Classic and SNES Classic announcement for the US:

REDMOND, Wash. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Due to incredible demand for the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, Nintendo plans to ship the retro-inspired product into 2018. Originally, shipments were announced to cease at the end of this calendar year.

In addition, more units of Super NES Classic Edition will ship on its Sept. 29 launch day in the U.S. than were shipped of NES Classic Edition all last year, with subsequent shipments arriving in stores regularly. Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves.

The Super NES Classic Edition system features 21 legendary Super NES games such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid. Launching on Sept. 29 at a suggested retail price of only $79.99, Super NES Classic Edition plugs directly into the TV using the provided HDMI cable, and comes with two wired controllers.

Next summer, Nintendo will also bring back the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system with new shipments. More information about the timing of the return of NES Classic Edition will be announced in the future.

NES Classic Edition features 30 classic NES games such as the original Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong.


  • I might get one to go with my SNES mini. The thought of just having the SNES mini sort of bothers me lol.

  • I feel for anyone who paid some ridiculous markup for one of these on eBay back when they went out of stock.

      • My wife made me quite late and I missed out picking one up on opening morning. I was quite cross with her so she went and paid an eye watering amount on ebay to get one. I’d rather have not had it at the price she paid.

  • Yay! I feel like it was bound to happen though – remember Amiibo reprints? So glad (hopefully) everyone will be able to get one now though.

  • Good news with NES Classic but I kinda feel like they should make it a revision update, maybe include longer controller cables and throw a few more games into the mix. Better yet, a mini version of the top loader NES with dogbone controllers, that would rock.

  • This is very good news. I hope I can find the time and purchase another mini NES console and “pimp” it out. Yet based on this news, one would assume that an official announcement of a mini Nintendo 64 console will not occur next year.

  • Does anyone know when the pre orders start? I check each week. I reckon though, they’ll keep them in stock now like the SNES Mini. There still got them stocked at alot of Australian shops. Its funny, I’ve seen people selling them for $250 or more but there still in the shops. I hope the same thing happens for the NES Classic this time.

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