All thanks to fans' "unbridled enthusiasm."
By Robert Marrujo:: Fans remain salty about Nintendo's Classic Edition lineup of retro consoles. Who can blame them? NES Classic came out last year and there was nary a system in site at any brick and mortar store, to say nothing of online retailers. Scalpers made out like bandits by oozing their way around the Internet and stores to gobble up the limited inventory that was made available to the public, forcing some desperate fans to pay more than double the MSRP.
The past seemed destined to repeat itself with SNES Classic following a disastrous cancellation of preorders by Wal-Mart and subsequent mad rush to get hold of stock with other retailers later on, with hardly anyone able to procure the elusive console. Frustrated, countless fans are bracing themselves for all-out war when the system drops on September 29. Nintendo, however, is saying "not so fast!"
In a press release, the company is attempting to assuage fan trepidations and fears by asserting that "more units of Super NES Classic Edition will ship on its Sept. 29 launch day in the U.S. than were shipped of NES Classic Edition all last year, with subsequent shipments arriving in stores regularly. Fans have shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems, so Nintendo is working to put many more of them on store shelves." In short... don't go paying any scalpers just yet!
"Systems" wasn't a typo, by the way, as Nintendo meant to refer to both of its Classic Edition systems. NES Classic Edition is also going to be heading back to store shelves, though it will be at least a year from now; Nintendo is saying that the replenishment will come "next summer" and that more info "about the timing of the return of NES Classic Edition will be announced in the future." SNES Classic will launch with 21 games, including the never-before-released Star Fox 2.
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