Last year, Nintendo released the NES Classic Mini with pre-loaded 8-bit classics for the holiday season. It sold out quickly with few stores being able to get the limited-edition item in stock for long and then the company announced they would cease production of it in April. Have no fear, you can still bring back the first generation Nintendo fun in 2018 as IGN reports that THE NES Mini Classic will go back into production in summer 2018. “Next summer, Nintendo will … 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.” the video game giant said in a statement.
Nintendo also announced earlier this year that they would roll out the obvious next reboot with SNES Classic Mini which would feature several 16-bit favorites including the previously unreleased ‘StarFox 2’. It’s already been a massive success, and there is a planned increase in it’s production to meet demand. This may see Nintendo shifting these reboot consoles from limited runs to more consistent flow to retail locations to simply meet the demand for the consoles which are priced at $79.99.