In what was a bittersweet last few hours for fans and collectors worldwide, Nintendo has announced the ever high in demand NES Classic will be discontinued, but reports say a new collector’s dream is due for launch by the holiday season.
The NES Classic [Image Credit: Nintendo]
The NES Classic Edition, a miniaturized replica of the 1983 Nintendo Entertainment System, launched in November of last year to a demand that far exceeded supply (a trait Nintendo has earned a reputation for). While more copies were eventually released, a half year later and many still have not had a chance to get their hands on one and now it looks like time has ran out for them.
A reason for the sudden decision quickly came to light however: according to a Eurogamer report another replica is on its way in the form of the SNES Classic and furthermore it is indeed due by the holidays. With the NES Classic featuring a defined list of 30 games to choose from, critically acclaimed Super Nintendo Entertainment System titles that could be included onto the SNES Classic include The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario World, Super Metroid and others.
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System [Image Credit: Nintendo]
If history is anything to go by, plan your attack now – supplies surely will not last and there’s nothing quite like calling and visiting every retailer within a two hour radius to bring about your holiday cheer.