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Nintendo Says NES Classic Edition Returns To Stores On June 29

Last updated on Monday, May 14, 2018

(UNDATED) - Nintendo of America made the announcement in a tweet Sunday night. The NES Classic Edition is a pint-sized version of Nintendo’s classic gaming console. It comes with 30 games, including Super Mario Bros., Metroid, The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania and Punch-Out!!


The NES Classic Edition returns to stores on June 29.

Nintendo released the console in November 2016, and it became a sought-after item during the holiday season that year. But the company underestimated demand from nostalgic gamers, and the NES Classic became nearly impossible to find. Re-sellers tried to sell to the console for several times its retail price of $60.

Nintendo discontinued the product, saying it was only available for a limited time. The company later announced it would produce more of the mini-console but didn't say when it would be available, releasing only the vague target date of "summer 2018."

This week's announcement means Nintendo fans who weren't able to get one the first time around should be able to find stock on store shelves on June 29.

Following the success of the miniature-sized NES Classic Edition last year -- which became one of the hottest gifts of the 2016 holiday shopping season -- Nintendo announced on Monday another play on an old console: the Super NES Classic Edition.

The company also said its SNES Classic Edition, the follow-up to the NES Classic that includes classic games from the 16-bit era, would be available through the end of the year. The SNES Classic launched in September 2017 for $80.

Here are the games included on the NES Classic:

Here are the games included on the Super Nintendo Classic:

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