NES/SNES Classic Edition mini consoles won't be restocked after the holidays

The 2018 holidays will be the final opportunity for North American consumers to purchase NES & SNES Classic Edition mini consoles at their retail price.


Fans swimming in nostalgia have been rushing out to stores to grab the NES and SNES Classic miniature consoles whenever they're available and the mad scramble is about to get even more intense. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed in an interview that, once these consoles sell out during the 2018 holiday season, that's all that there will be. This will likely be your last chance to get an NES or SNES mini console at its regular retail price, so act quickly.

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In an interview with Hollywood Report, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime was asked about additional shipments for the current classic consoles and any plans for new classic games being added in the form of DLC. Here's Fils-Aime's response:

There’s no ability for add-on content with our classic consoles, so when you purchase the console it’s coming with that set roster of content. We worked very hard, both for the NES Classic and the SNES Classic, to really have the best games that defined that generation. We’ve said that the current systems are the extent of our classic program. We’ve also been clear that, at least from an Americas perspective, these products are going to be available through the holiday season and once they sell out, they’re gone. And that’s it. The way that consumers will be able to continue participating with our classic content is going to be through Nintendo Switch Online, and we just released three new games (Ninja Gaiden, Wario's Woods and Adventures of Lolo) from the NES generation onto that platform. We look at that as the main way that consumers will be able to experience that legacy content.

If you're curious where you can buy these little time machines, check out our guide on where to buy the NES and SNES classic edition mini consoles. Do you already own one? Let us know in Chatty if you do or if you're planning to scoop one up before they're all gone.

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