Nintendo Announces Classic Edition of Old Video Game

Audrey Hill
June 28, 2017

After the successful launch of the Nintendo Classic Edition last November, Nintendo curiously made a decision to discontinue the product in April. If it's anything like it's predecessor, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic that was released a year ago, it may be hard to find an SNES classic. The company officially announced the release of the SNES Classic Edition, which is set for release on September 29. There are also two of the aforementioned Star Fox games and two Kirby games, "Kirby Super Star" and "Kirby's Dream Course". Instead, many ideas and concepts created for Star Fox 2 were utilized in 1997's Star Fox 64 for the Nintendo 64.

Although that may seem like a bummer, think about it from this perspective: The U.S. version also includes games that those regions don't have, so it's a sort of pros-and-cons scenario here.

Nintendo just recently revealed the Super NES Classic Edition, and already consumers have voiced their concerns over the console's availability, considering the Classic NES Editions became increasingly hard to find after their release last November until shipments eventually ceased a few months later. In an April interview with Time, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé said the company sold 2.3 million Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Editions, despite the console constanly being in short supply.

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The NES Classic Mini was a huge success despite the lock of stock and other issues. They have assured fans that they will produce more units of the SNES Classic than the previous system and that units will be shipping through the end of 2017. Wherein, the Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition users can only have 21 game titles, unless the owners can hack into the system.

Since the release of "Pokemon Go", Nintendo has been on a resurgence.

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