NES Classic Edition Gets Restocked in 2018 With Expanded Super NES Classic Release
posted on by Egan Loo
Nintendo announced on Tuesday that it will continue offering new shipments of the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition into 2018, due to unanticipated demand for the system. The company had initially planned to stop shipments at the end of 2017. In the United States, Nintendo promised to ship more Super NES Classic Edition units on the September 29 launch day than it shipped of the original "NES Classic Edition all last year."
In addition, Nintendo will offer new shipments of the original NES Classic Edition next summer. The company will announce the timeframe of the restock in the future.
The mini version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System console will come with two controllers and 21 pre-loaded games, including Star Fox 2, which was created during the SNES era but never released. The other pre-loaded games on the SNES Classic Edition are as follows:
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario Kart
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Super Metroid
- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Punch-Out!!
- Super Castlevania IV
- Donkey Kong Country
- Mega Man X
- Kirby Super Star
- Final Fantasy III (Final Fantasy VI)
- Kirby's Dream Course
- Star Fox
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Secret of Mana
- Super Ghosts 'n Ghouls
The Japanese edition will also include 21 games, but the list is slightly different. Instead of Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Punch-Out!!, Super Castlevania IV, Kirby's Dream Course, and Earthbound, the Japanese Mini Super Famicom will have Super Soccer, Super Street Fighter II, Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo, Panel de Pon, and The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyūshutsu Emaki).
Nintendo previously released a Classic Edition for its Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the West and an equivalent Family Computer (Famicom) in Japan last November. Nintendo had shipped over 1.5 million units of the console worldwide as of the end of January, and the high demand for the product created shortages. Nintendo of America ended shipments for the console in April and apologized for the lack of availability, noting that it added extra shipments but the Classic Edition was not intended to be an "ongoing, long-term product." Shipments of the Famicom Classic also ended in Japan, though the company noted it was temporary.
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