On September 29th, 2017 Nintendo will release the highly anticipated Super Nintendo Classic Edition. The system will be in the same mini format as last year’s highly popular, and hard to get Nintendo Classic Edition, but Nintendo promises it won’t be as hard to find, or purchase. Here’s the deal.
After absolutely misunderstanding the demand for the nostalgic game systems last year, and a bunch of mistakes in pre-sales by certain retailers, Nintendo has changed its original plan for the SNES Classic Edition. Nintendo just announced they will ship the system into 2018, instead of ending the production at the end of the calendar year 2017. They are claiming that on the release date of September 29, more units of SNES Classic Edition will be released than the entire limited release numbers of the NES Classic Edition last year. Nintendo also promises continuous and larger shipments at all retailers continuing until the end of this year. This lack of available product last year with the NES Classic Edition caused extreme price gouging by eBay sellers, Amazon sellers, and other retailers. That resulted in reselling of the units at up to $300 USD in some cases. All for a toy that retailed at $59.99.
The Super NES Classic Edition comes bundled with 21 legendary SNES games including Super Mario World, Super Contra, and Star Fox. By beating the original Star Fox game, a previously unreleased Star Fox 2 game is your reward. The system also includes the underrated but really fun Kirby’s Dream Course. A mix of Mini golf and Kirby. With a suggested retail price of $79.99, the SNES Classic connects easily to any flat screen with an included HDMI cable. It also makes up for the other major mistake of the previous NES Classic Edition by including two wired controllers. The aftermarket controller was almost as hard to find as the NES Classic. Remember: these classic Nintendo games are best with a friend!
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé has stated publicly: “I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on a SNES Classic on any of the auction sites,” Fils-Aimé said. “You shouldn’t [have to]pay more than $79.99.” So be patient, you will get one. I better get one! Some retailers have been bundling the SNES presales with odd bits for huge costs, so caveat emptor. Nintendo is also denying responsibility for any problems associated with pre-sales by retailers like Walmart. For more information: https://www.nintendo.com/super-nes-classic
The other good news: Nintendo will re-release the retro-styled NES Classic Edition in summer 2018. It’s got 30 games including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong. Hooks up with the included HDMI cable, you can save any game, and sadly only comes with one controller, unless that changes with the re-release shipments. For up-to-date information keep an eye here on Poc Network or go directly to https://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic/. We will keep you up to date as more information comes out.