Cue the nostalgia: NES Classic to return to stores in June


Nintendo is bringing the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition back to retailers on June 29th. The NES Classic Edition was originally released in November 2016 and sold out nearly instantly.

The popularity of the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition may be one of the reasons why Nintendo will not launch a Virtual Console download store for the Nintendo Switch.

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The NES Classic Edition was originally released in November 2016 and became an overnight success. Nintendo has announced that the hard-to-find mini-console will be available again starting on June 29. After the announcement, third-party resellers on eBay still show units available at significant mark-ups to the $59.99 retail price. NES Classic Edition will now return with full-on availability. Nintendo makes no hints at any updates to the NES Classic. The NES mini will have the same selection of games, come with the same controllers, the same form and everything else. Due to high demand, the system was almost impossible to find, with scalpers reselling the units for over 3x the MSVP price of $60. You don't need to worry about finding space to store all 30 of the games either: They're installed directly on the console.

While there have been no revelations as to whether or not the console will go on sale outside of the United States, the last time around the console was sold in Asia, Australia and Europe - so we can certainly keep our fingers crossed. That means 30 different titles of 8-bit gaming goodness including Super Mario Bros., Metroid, Donkey Kong, Zelda, and lots more. Just like the NES Classic, many websites resold the Super NES Classic for far greater than the MSRP of $79.99.