Nintendo will ship the Super NES Classic Edition in 2018


Redmond-based Nintendo said Tuesday that high demand has prompted the company to extend shipping of its upcoming retro version of the 16-bit Super NES into next year. After all, it one of the most sought items during the 2016 holiday shopping season - and also one of the most hard to find. "We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product", Nintendo said back in April.

If you're one of the many people who are clamoured for Nintendo's highly coveted retro consoles, you'll have a better chance in the coming months.

Its success prompted company officials to launch their new mini console, the SNES Classic edition, which will have games from the Super Nintendo era. In addition to making the SNES Classic more accessible, the NES Classic will be returning next summer, giving more fans the opportunity to purchase the console.

Nintendo also committed to providing "dramatically" more units of its upcoming release, the Super NES Classic Edition, when it launches on september 29 - with the company promising to ship out more Super NES Classics on Day 1 than were shipped of the NES Classic all a year ago. The console is expected to sell out just as quickly as it did when it was released on the same date previous year, but Best Buy is now taking pre-orders of the SNES.

The announcement that the NES Classic Edition is set for a revival came at an interesting time, especially since it is not available until 2018. Twenty-one games will be available for the SNES edition, including Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid. It will also include a new title, "Star Fox 2".