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NES Classic Re-Release Date May 14, 2018

Posted by Maniac in Game News.

With the Wii U quietly being discontinued and Nintendo Switch not coming until March 2017, Nintendo had no major product to release for Christmas 2016. So they created the NES Classic, a miniature NES console with one controller and preloaded with 30 NES titles.

NES Classic games included:

  • Donkey Kong Jr
  • Dr. Mario
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Super Mario Bros
  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • Castlevania
  • Galaga
  • Gradius
  • Ghosts N’ Goblins
  • Mario Bros
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Super C
  • Kid Icarus
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Ice Climbers
  • Balloon Fight
  • Startropics
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Excitebike
  • Zelda II: The Adventures of Link
  • Double Dragon II
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Punch-Out featuring Mr Dream
  • Metroid
  • Final Fantasy
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Super Mario Bros 2
  • Mega Man 2
  • Donkey Kong

Nintendo expected it to be a minor product release to satisfy the Christmas retail period. The problem was, the NES Classic was the perfect product at the perfect time, and it sold out completely. Nintendo completely underestimated its demand. Every single retail resupply of the product (if stores even got them at all) sold out within minutes, and despite extending their manufacture period, many potential customers were turned away from buying it.

Good news, everyone! The NES Classic will be shipping back out starting June 29th. Shipments of the console will continue throughout the rest of the year. The cost will still be $60 US.


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