Did you want to get a Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES Edition and couldn’t get a preorder anywhere? Worry not, as Nintendo UK has confirmed that it’ll continue stocking the console until 2018 at the very least. It’s also confirmed that the Nintendo Classic Mini: NES Edition will be making its return to shops in the UK next summer.
In a tweet, Nintendo UK stated that, ‘We’re happy to confirm that we’ll continue to ship stock of #SNESmini to Europe in 2018,’ following this with a second tweet saying that, ‘next summer we'll also bring the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System back to Europe. More information will be shared in the future.’
This news follows on from the confirmation by Nintendo of Japan that it’d restart production on the much sought after retro console. Nintendo of America will also be restocking the NES Mini and ensuring stock of the SNES Mini is available for the foreseeable future — well, until 2018 at least.
This is great news for fans that’d missed out on the NES Mini console, as well as for those who’d missed out on a preorder for the SNES Mini. These announcements come after comments made by Nintendo of America’s president, Reggie Fils-Aime, who implored people not to pay inflated prices. Speaking to the Financial Times, Fils-Aime said, ‘I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites… You shouldn't [have to] pay more than $79.99.’