A second chance.
Nintendo has just announced that they plan on manufacturing and producing more NES Classic units for sale some time next year. On their Japanese Twitter account, they stated that production of the mini console will resume in 2018, and the sale dates will be announced a little later. You can check out the tweet below.
また「ニンテンドークラシックミニ ファミリーコンピュータ」につきましても、2018年に生産を再開することが決定いたしました。店頭での販売開始時期については、後日ご案内いたします。 pic.twitter.com/0n1A0XS5Ei
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) September 12, 2017
When the NES Classic was originally released, it sold out very quickly, and those who didn’t pre-order the console were usually forced to purchase it at a marked up price. After announcing the SNES Classic earlier this year, pre-orders for those were sold out very quickly as well, especially after Nintendo stated that this would be a holiday item and they wouldn’t be producing anymore units after a certain date. With that in mind, it’s definitely nice to see that the company plans on giving a second chance to those who might’ve missed out on the NES Classic during its first run.
We’ll keep you updated as more details come our way.