"Significantly More" SNES Classics Will Be Produced, But The System Is Only Planned For 2017

Nintendo only has plans to ship the system through the end of the year.

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Nintendo knows that supply was a major issue for the NES Classic Edition, and it's seemingly looking to address that with the newly announced Super NES Classic Edition. And it's with that in mind that the company has delivered some good and bad news.

On the bright side, more systems will make it to market than last time around. "We aren't providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition," Nintendo said in a statement shared with GameSpot.

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However, just as the NES Classic Edition ended up being available for a limited time before it was discontinued, Nintendo's current plans are only to offer it this year. "Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017," it said. "At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year."

The company added that its "long-term efforts are focused on" Switch games and continuing to maintain the 3DS. The SNES Classic Edition is being offered "in special recognition of the fans who show tremendous interest [in] our classic content," Nintendo said.

At this point, it's impossible to know how difficult the SNES Classic will be to find once it's released. Nintendo may have a better idea of how much demand to anticipate this time around, but it's still no guarantee that we won't see a repeat of the NES Classic. That system instantly sold out upon release and consistently saw its stock exhausted whenever it showed up in stores, resulting in prices skyrocketing on the secondhand market.

Nintendo hasn't announced specifics regarding when preorders will begin. Certain stores in Europe, including Amazon in the UK, have already offered one wave of preorders, but at this point, we don't know when to expect preorders to begin in the US or other regions. The SNES Classic Edition features 21 games, including one that was never actually released in Star Fox 2, which may only serve to drive up demand. We'll report back as we learn more.

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jlenoconel

I already have an OUYA, so I wouldn't even bother about this system.

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leeko_link

Meh by the time the new year comes we won't even know this thing exist. If Nintendo really want to sell these things they'll made them in drove. Like I say it seems that company like Nintendo doesn't want our money anymore.

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Mikelee

Pass.

I'd pass on this anyway.

Also, they missed a golden opportunity to showcase some lesser known golden games. I spent an entire summer playing Uniracers. Not sure why this game was not popular. It was so much fun! Vegas stakes was another fun one.

And no Chrono Trigger or Killer Instinct? Super R-Type? Gradius III?

I'd have to fire up my emulator, but I know there are a bit more than 21 games to offer.

And why not throw in some(or all) the 8-bit games to make up for the shortage of the nes classic.

Make it WORTH $80, cause that's a bit steep.

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lostn

Longer cable this time please. Or wireless.

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Mikelee

@lostn: it was mentioned in an article I read yesterday that it was suppose to be 2 feet longer...

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Thanatos2k

Anyone believing this is crazy. Nintendo will intentionally restrict supply, cause a scalping frenzy, then discontinue the device while probably making mad cash selling their own systems on Ebay for double the money.

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Mikelee

@Thanatos2k: I think it was said they were two feet longer

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Thanatos2k

@mikelee: ???

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Mikelee

@Thanatos2k: not in this article, but one I read yesterday. If I run across it again I'll link it.

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Thanatos2k

@mikelee: Uh, what are you talking about

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Mikelee

@Thanatos2k: uh crap. Just realized I some how replied to the wrong post. Sorry!

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Thanatos2k

@mikelee: Ahhh

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Suaron_x

$20 more and 9 less games. I preferred the game selection on the NES Classic last year. I'd rather buy the NES Classic but not for the crazy prices of eBay scalpers.

If Nintendo really wanted to make money they should find a way to bundle it with the Switch. If nothing else you get a mail-in rebate or online code to order the Super NES Classic with the purchase of a switch this holiday season regardless of in store availability.

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LouiXIII

I'm buying this for Star Fox 2

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PlaystationZone

If not enough go around of mini super nes if true . Ninendo don't deserve sale lot units of switch and sorry say that ninendo dont like money ?.

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BigGamerDude

@playstationzone: you are brain dead. Not even because of your grammar, because of what you are trying to say

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@biggamerdude: Go through his comments on his page you will realize it's actually both.

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inkman66

Actually, a thousand more units could be determined as "significantly more". Who believes this crap ?

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Risingdawn

It was out of stock for pre-order in UK pretty much within an hour.

This is going to be impossible to get, especially with Star Fox 2 on it.

Damn you Nintendo and your shinies.

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PlaystationZone

@risingdawn: how come sold out since no price in uk ?? ninendo not sending out much units.

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locke90

and next year they will release the n64 classic year after that gamecube classic and the year after that the wii classic etc.

then they will move onto the gameboy classic etc.

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Heqteur

@locke90: I'm pretty sure Gameboy, Gameboy advance and even DS will come earlier than wii classic.

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locke90

@heqteur: this is nintendo we are talking about they tend not to listen to what fans want when it comes to consoles.

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Pyrosa

Oh, the belly laughter... This will be a sh*t show. ...again.

Demand == 40M

Supply == 4M

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PlaystationZone

No mario all stars ✨ on mini nes and if don't pre order 1 won't get one ninendo done it agian and yes ninendo not sorry.

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snugglebear

"Significantly more' = 3

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jonnybrownieboy

$80 for a glorified emulator? Does nintendo realize how easy and cheap it is to download an emulator with some roms on pc and buy a usb snes controller? Even as a collector i wouldnt pay more than $40 for this cash grab.

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PlaystationZone

@jonnybrownieboy: ninendo should take action on this emulators but no ninendo stupid.

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lebanese_boy

@playstationzone: What exactly do you want ''ninendo'' to do? Emulators are perfectly legal.

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GirlUSoCrazy

:O

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videogameninja

"Significantly more"

Translation: We will produce 2 more units.

-MORE SUPPLY THAN NES CLASSIC EDITION NINJA APPROVED-

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