Nintendo Extends SNES Classic Edition Shipments Into 2018

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Nintendo has announced that they will extend Super Nintendo Entertainment System: SNES Classic Edition shipments into 2018, in response to the “incredible demand” for the miniaturised replica.

They had originally intended to end shipments at the end of 2017, but, along with more units being available at launch compared to the NES Classic Edition in entirety, retailers will regularly receive new stock.

This comes as Nintendo noted that fans had “shown their unbridled enthusiasm for these Classic Edition systems,” the company responding in kind to “put many more of them on store shelves.”

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System launched in 1991 and went on to build a library that boasts what many consider to rank among the greatest games of all time – such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, and EarthBound.

The plug-and-play device will include 21 pre-installed games, an HDMI cable, a USB power cable and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers, and, aside from the visual difference between the PAL and NTSC models, those in Europe will receive a standard USB power cable while North America’s will throw in an AC adapter as a bonus.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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