Nintendo on Monday announced the NES Classic Edition will once again be available beginning next month, with continued availability through the end of the year. The console initially went on sale in November 2016 but was discontinued a few months later, despite fervent consumer demand.
#NESClassic Edition will return to stores on June 29! This system and the #SNESClassic Edition system are expected to be available through the end of the year. https://t.co/LclbG5m4ta pic.twitter.com/1PcXBI5qJC
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 14, 2018
The small console came with a library of 30 built-in games, including Donkey Kong, Excitebike, Metroid, and Ninja Gaiden. It also supported save states, which has become a common feature in the emulation community.
When the NES Classic was first launched, Nintendo was unable to keep up with demand, leading to major price gouging from third-party sellers. Nintendo only exacerbated the console’s scarcity when it ceased production in April 2017.
Since going on sale on 2016, Nintendo has sold over two million units of the NES Classic, proving that consumers go wild over nostalgia.
The NES Classic’s arrival will be available next to the SNES Classic, both of which will be produced until the end of the year. Unfortunately, there’s still no word on whether or not Nintendo will introduce an N64 Classic.
When the NES Classic goes back on sale on June 29, it’ll retail for $59.99.