Nintendo fans are feverishly awaiting the Kyoto-based company’s upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition plug-and-play console. Seeing how its predecessor was discontinued before the demand for it was met, it’s understandable that gamers are anxious to obtain one of the consoles.
However, Nintendo is making a conscious effort not to repeat the NES Classic Edition’s supply issues.
According to its press release, Nintendo is well-aware of the “unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems.”
The 16-bit memoriam will launch this month, on September 29. However, its quantity on that day will exceed that of its predecessor’s entire run throughout last year. Stores will regularly obtain restocks of the miniature Super NES, too. Finally, production of the miniature Super NES will continue into next year, even though it was intended to cease by the end of 2017.
Moreover, the Nintendo’s 8-bit throwback, the 30-game NES Classic Edition, will not remain a memory; Nintendo plans to redistribute their first retro system next summer. More details concerning its re-release will come later.
Personally, it’s nice to hear Nintendo’s striving to avoid echoing the supply issues that plagued the NES Classic Edition during its first run, but I’ll remain apprehensive until both systems are in my possession. If I’m lucky enough to secure a Super NES Classic Edition, I promise to review it.