Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic consoles are going away after the holidays — probably for good this time. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter this week, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé said that the mini-consoles will be going out of production, and once the holiday season stock sells out, they won’t be restocked. Nintendo isn’t new to supply issues. The NES Classic immediately sold out when it was first released in November 2016, with resellers charging hundreds of dollars for the popular product. Initially discontinued in April 2017, Nintendo rereleased the $60 NES Classic this past June, and it has been fairly easy to come by ever since. The company corrected its mistake with the SNES Classic, its second mini-console. Nintendo promised significantly more shipments and ramped-up production when it was released in September last year. As a result, the SNES Classic never ran into the same impossible-to-find supply issues as the NES … [Read more...] about Nintendo’s NES Classic and SNES Classic are going out of production
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The SNES Classic proves that Nintendo's older consoles can still hold their own in today's generation, especially with a never-released game in the mix. $80 at Amazon Pros Cheaper Includes a never-before-released game Rewind feature Compatible with original controllers Includes AC adapter The PlayStation Classic appeals to loyal fans, but it's hard to compete with the SNES Classic when it lacks certain features. $100 at Best Buy Pros PlayStation exclusive games Powerful nostalgia Cons More expensive Fewer games total Fewer features What's the difference? The SNES Classic by far supports more features than the PlayStation Classic, though both play games with near similar quality on modern televisions. Your brand loyalty could certainly sway your purchase, but terms of the games and features you get for the price, it's no contest. Category SNES Classic PlayStation Classic Price $80 $100 Dimensions 110mm × 40.5mm × 133mm 149 mm × 33 mm × 105 mm Includes … [Read more...] about PlayStation Classic vs SNES Classic: Which should you buy?
The NES Classic -- aka the NES Mini -- is coming back from the dead on Friday, June 29.The miniaturized version of the 1980s game console was first released on November 11, 2016, and instantly became the impossible-to-find gift of that year's holiday season. Nintendo effectively discontinued it the following April, even as it drummed up anticipation for its sequel, the Super NES Classic that arrived in November 2017. But you can't keep a good retro console down: Nintendo announced in September of 2017 that the NES Classic would return to stores in 2018. The arrival date was more recently confirmed to be June 29. What's the deal with the resurrected NES Classic? How does it compare to its sibling, the SNES Classic? And can you get any of these games on the Switch? Glad you asked! Here's what you need to know. Now Playing: Watch this: Nintendo Classic Edition, hands-on: the Mini NES we always... 1:09 Which stores are getting stock of the NES Classic? According to our colleagues … [Read more...] about NES Classic and SNES Classic: Where to buy and what you need to know
We've known since last year that Nintendo was planning to bring back the NES Classic Edition , now we have a date. The delightful retro console will return to US store shelves on June 29, according to a tweet from Nintendo of America. The NES Classic and its 2017 sequel, the SNES Classic, are both "expected to be available through the end of the year," according to the message from Nintendo's official account. The NES Classic was initially released in November 2016 and was a dramatic success. It comes with classic games like Super Mario Bros 3., Metroid and The Legend of Zelda. Later, Nintendo also launched the SNES Classic. Both have been in demand since their release and Nintendo has struggled to keep up. Other manufacturers like Neo Geo have jumped on the trend in the interim. A Sega Genesis Mini is set for release later this year.The big question, of course, is whether or not there will be enough inventory on both Nintendo retro consoles to fill … [Read more...] about NES Classic and SNES Classic back in stores on June 29
If you’ve not already pre ordered the long awaited Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES, then the chances are you’re going to have to get in line after UK distributors sold out of pre orders this morning. The UK distributors of the gaming console, Amazon, Game and Nintendo UK, are not accepting any more pre orders after SNES fans snapped up the limited stock available.The Mini SNES, which is due to launch on 29 September 2017, costs only £69.99 and comes with 21 pre-installed classic games such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Yoshis Island and Donkey Kong Country.Pre ordered stock has so far been limited to one per customer although there is currently no sign as to when or if the selected retailers will have more pre-orders available before the official launch.The iconic gaming system, which was launched in Europe in 1992, is a follow up to last year’s release of the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (Mini … [Read more...] about Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES pre-orders sell out