Nintendo has announced the date for the comeback of its popular NES Classic Mini console, the diminutive machine packed with 30 classic games, all housed within a fantastically authentic form factor.
Update (24/5/2018): The first pre-orders for the console’s re-issue are now live. You can grab the console from Argos for £49.99, but act quickly as the console could sell out soon.
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The announcement came via a Tweet from the official North American Nintendo account. It also brought good news for the SNES retro console, which the company expects to also be available through to the end of the year.
When we reached out to Nintendo of Europe for details of when the console would be returning to the UK, a spokesperson told us that “the NES Classic Mini will also be back in stock across Europe from 29th June 2018.”
With the retro console now selling for around £150 on Amazon UK via third party sellers, more stock is desperately needed for the country’s retro gaming fans.
Nintendo has had much more success in meeting demand for the console’s follow-up, the SNES Classic Mini, which is currently available for £69 on Amazon UK, and comes complete with two controllers. You can also play Super Metroid on it, which makes it the infinitely better console in our eyes (Super Mario Bros 3 be damned).
There’s no word yet on a successor to the consoles, but after both have been such an amazing success, surely it’s only a matter of time before we see an N64 Classic Mini?
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