Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition 2017

Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition 2017

Much like the mini NES, we've got a miniature console in the same style as the original machine, as well as two SNES controllers.

While it appears the SNES Classic Edition won't be in quite as short a supply at launch as the NES Classic, it's still a good idea to pre-order the console as soon as you have the opportunity.

The SNES Classic follows the NES Classic, which went on sale late a year ago but abruptly discontinued in April - much to the frustration of fans.

It was priced was £79.99, which seems to suggest the United Kingdom price will mirror the $79.99 price tag announced by Nintendo of America earlier today. Hopefully, this means the SNES Classic Edition makes its way to more Nintendo fans rather than opportunistic eBay scalpers this time around. The marketing ploy was supposedly meant to drum up publicity for the Japanese company, which launched its flagship new console, the Nintendo Switch, earlier this year. The system will be available on September 29th with 21 games built-in, including the never-released Star Fox 2 game.

At launch there will be two different versions of the console.

The new classic console replica, also called the "Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System" in Europe, has always been rumored to be coming.

However, the Japanese version of the gaming console, known as Super Famicom, will only be available from October 5.

If, after the initial wave of excitement wore off, you immediately began panicking over the potential scramble to get one, following the shortages of last year's the NES Classic model, then trust us, you weren't alone. The console, which was priced at $60 (or approx Rs. 3867), sold out instantly at almost every major retailer where it was made available, especially in the US.

Nintendo apparently did not anticipate that there would be a lot of buyers for the supposedly one-off limited product.

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