Nintendo to bring back the hard-to-get NES Classic this summer

Florence Fletcher
May 14, 2018

Nintendo is bringing its retro NES Classic Edition games in June, the business announced Monday.

The retro console is a plug-and-play system, so all you have to do is unbox the NES Classic, plug it in and hook it up to your TV with an (included) HDMI cable.

But now Nintendo Canada has finally announced when they will be releasing the NES: Classic Edition Edition in Canada.

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Nintendo released the NES Classic Mini in 2016, but after a limited run of only a few months discontinued production. The Tweet states that retailers will start carrying the product again starting on June 29.

Let's reiterate that the returning NES Classic Edition appears to be identical to what was previously available. As ever, Nintendo hasn't disclosed how many additional units it's putting out, and at the time of writing, we don't yet know whether it'll hit European shelves or whether the re-release is confined to the US. The return of the device to stores, however, may be part of the reason why Nintendo will not roll out a Nintendo Switch Virtual Console. But with SNES Classic Mini reportedly selling somewhere north of 5m units worldwide, we can see why the Japanese giant's finally made a decision to take the plunge. 3, Donkey Kong, and more.

How much is the NES Classic, and where can I buy it?

At the time, Nintendo said it would have more NES Classic units available for the summer, but did not provide any further details. Unlike the NES Classic, the Super NES Classic comes with two controllers and features several multiplayer games such as Super Mario Kart, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, and Contro III: The Alien Wars.

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