Nintendo mentioned the console go on sale once more throughout the U.S. on June 29, with the SNES Classic additionally set to be accessible till the tip of this yr. It isn’t clear what the scenario will likely be exterior of the U.S., nevertheless.
The information is welcome however not completely a shock. Nintendo said last September that it might deliver each consoles — which have been initially purported to be one-offs — again in 2018 following a constructive reception and robust gross sales.
The firm initially killed off the hit NES Classic Edition with an announcement last April and it had initially mentioned that the SNES model wouldn’t dwell past 2017. The NES system was a shock hit final yr, however the SNES model was much more in style. Nintendo beforehand revealed that it offered extra on launch day in August than the NES offered in the entire of final yr.
“Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves,” Nintendo mentioned final yr.
The two traditional programs are a part of a brand new focus for Nintendo, which incorporates the top-selling Switch console and its first strikes into cellular gaming by way of Pokémon GO and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The firm just lately clocked spectacular monetary returns — including a 500 percent jump in annual profit — because the technique begins to repay.