Nintendo Says NES Classic Mini Will Be In Stock This June

Finally it has happened to me, right in front of my face. My feelings can't describe it. 


We've all been waiting for it, and finally the time has come. Nintendo has come forth with a date for when we can finally expect to see the NES Classic Edition back in stock. It's been a long time coming, ever since the console debuted in November 2016, and nearly immediately sold out. While we've seen pockets of availability here and there ever since the miniature console hit the scene, Nintendo is planning full-on availability for the NES Classic Edition beginning on June 29.

This means that, ideally, you should be able to head to the store next month and actually pick up one of the systems. But you know as well as I do that since everyone got this message and we're broadcasting it to the masses right now, they'll probably still be difficult to find. At least there's a little more of a chance to find the little buggers this time, though. Nintendo also states that it will be making the SNES Classic Edition available through the end of the year as well, but unfortunately there's no specific date to report for that version just yet.

As a refresher, the micro-console contains 30 games, including Super Mario Bros., Metroid, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong. It retails for $59.99, and it comes with one NES Classic Controller, an HDMI cable, and an AC adapter. With no plans for the Nintendo Switch to welcome a Virtual Console anytime soon, it might be a good idea to pick up an NES Classic Edition to scratch that retro itch while they're still available. 

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