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The NES Classic and SNES Classic will be back in 2018 according to Nintendo

Nintendo fans can't seem to get a break from the emotional rollercoaster following the announcement of the NES Classic and its subsequent discontinuation, then the SNES Classic was announced and those shipments were meant to end later this year.

Once again, Nintendo has brought hope by announcing, that the NES Classic will be returning to shelves in 2018, likewise, the SNES Classic will continue to be shipped through 2018, while in Japan, the Famicom Mini is resuming production in 2018 and the Super Famicom will continue shipping after October.

Following the end of production of the NES Classic and the subsequent vanishing of remaining stock from shelves, Nintendo's argument to disappointed customers was that the NES was not intended as a long-term product and that interested consumers could purchase the upcoming Super NES Classic. It seems the Japanese gaming company has had a change of heart and decided to extend the NES Classic's shelf life for some more time.

Announcements were also made on Twitter with regards to the NES and SNES availability in Europe.

Nintendo said the reason for continuing the SNES Classic was due to consistently high demand. The gaming company also said that it'll be available in stores on September 29th at a price of $79.99 and will come with "21 of the Legendary Super NES Games such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid."

Hopefully, production quantities will be enough to quell demand sufficiently while putting an end to scalpers and NES clones that are available for sale.

Source: BusinessWire via Kotaku, Ubergizmo

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