PSA: Nintendo Says You Can Still Get an SNES Classic AND an NES Classic

As we discussed in The EWC Cast Episode 10, pre-orders for Nintendo’s Super NES Classic Edition have been a nightmare. From the console randomly showing up for sale on some sites at 3am, to retailers like GameStop only selling it through their app and not their stores, it’s already looking like Nintendo has learned nothing since the struggle that was last year’s NES Classic launch.

Fortunately, things may be turning around. Last week, the company released a statement saying they’ll be shipping SNES Classics into 2018. That means the initial shipment that’s already pre-ordered up everywhere won’t be the end of the run. There’s hope. 


The news that we’ll see more than just one run of the SNES Classic also came with the announcement that Nintendo plans to re-release the NES Classic in the summer of 2018. Check out the press release: 

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Due to incredible demand for the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, Nintendo plans to ship the retro-inspired product into 2018. Originally, shipments were announced to cease at the end of this calendar year.

In addition, more units of Super NES Classic Edition will ship on its Sept. 29 launch day in the U.S. than were shipped of NES Classic Edition all last year, with subsequent shipments arriving in stores regularly. Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves.

The Super NES Classic Edition system features 21 legendary Super NES games such as Super Mario WorldThe Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid. Launching on Sept. 29 at a suggested retail price of only $79.99, Super NES Classic Edition plugs directly into the TV using the provided HDMI cable, and comes with two wired controllers. For more information about Super NES Classic Edition, visit

Next summer, Nintendo will also bring back the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system with new shipments. More information about the timing of the return of NES Classic Edition will be announced in the future.

NES Classic Edition features 30 classic NES games such as the original Super Mario Bros.The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong. For more information about NES Classic Edition, visit

So if you want those classic consoles, it appears you’ll have a fair shot at each within the next year or so. According to the president of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, you won’t even need to buy one off Ebay, nor through an overpriced Gamestop bundle. Turns out Nintendo's not afraid of money after all.