If you haven’t purchased an NES or SNES classic, you better hurry as Nintendo has announced they will stop production after this holiday season. Hollywood Reporter interviewed Reggie Fils-Aime regarding the Classics.
“We’ve said that the current systems are the extent of our classic program,” Fils-Aime said. “We’ve also been clear that, at least from an Americas perspective, these products are going to be available through the holiday season and once they sell out, they’re gone. And that’s it.”
Nintendo will now focus on the Nintendo Switch Online Subscriber system. People who purchased the online membership have access to classic NES games. Hopefully, they will start to greatly expand the list from NES to their other past games.
There are no plans for an N64 classic according to Fils-Aime in November. I recommend buying the classic if you are remotely interested. People will start buying them and resale them for higher prices.
If you weren’t able to get your hands on the NES Classic two years ago and have been avoiding scrapers who are selling the console for three times the price, you’re in luck. Nintendo is bringing back the NES Classic Edition on June 29th. They expect the stock to last for the rest of 2018.
The NES Classic is set for $59.99 and the games will remain the same.
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If you’ve been looking on eBay or bidding sites for a SNES Classic Edition, save your wallet and your mental stress. Nintendo has confirmed to continuously release the SNES Classic for 2018. The original plan was to stop production in 2017 but Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo America, has stated that production for the SNES Classic Edition has “dramatically increased.”
Also, Nintendo has announced they will more NES Classic Editions in summer 2018. How many and for how long will be released at a later time.
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Nintendo should keep producing these for at least two years. If Nintendo really wants to bring in larger revenues each quarter rather than the end of the year, I would just have a limited launch every monthly quarter end. That way, it satisfiys Nintendo’s need for more revenue since the Switch only releases one huge launch per month and fans will be able to obtain a SNES classic or NES classic at specific times.