Having done a better job of getting the newer SNES Classic into the hands of consumers, Nintendo looks to bring back the NES Classic system on June 29th to satisfy those that missed out on the initial release.
November of 2016 saw the launch of the Nintendo NES Classic console. A miniature console with an extensive library of pre-loaded NES games and an HDMI output. As is often the case, Nintendo wasn’t able to keep up with demand for the mini nostalgia box and we soon saw them going up on auction sites for hundreds more than the initial market price.
With the release of their second mini console, the SNES Classic, Nintendo warned against buying the system from scalpers – people who intentionally buy and resell the systems at a much higher price – as they were working to meet demand.
Thankfully, we will no longer have to turn to scalpers for the NES Classic. Nintendo has said that their NES Classic will be available through the end of the year and will hold at it’s initial price point of $59.99, significantly cheaper than anywhere else you’ll find it online.