Remember when the NES Classic came out? Remember the frantic frenzy we all experienced while we rushed to the stores to buy one, or spent all day refreshing the website to order online?
Well, now you’re getting your change to get one, because Nintendo has decided to re-release the NES Classic!
The 8-bit system came out back in 2016, after The original NES was out of production for decades. They made the machine a little smaller, but the controllers were the same, and now it was actually loaded with a bunch of the iconic games we all love to play.
People went nuts over it, and they were sold out within hours.
If you weren’t one of the lucky ones who got to pick one up, don’t worry, because they are coming back on June 29th, 2018!
Nintendo announced that the system would be returning a few months ago, but the official release date was only revealed on the 27th of June. That’s not a lot of time for us to panic, but at least it’s enough time for us to figure out the best location to pick one up!
The post says that they “are expected to be available through the end of the year,” which hopefully will mean that they’ll keep restocking them as they run out, but the stores who will be responsible for selling them aren’t taking any chances.
Apparently Best Buy has established that they will be treating the system release the same way as Black Friday, where they issue tickets to customers in line. They will limit the systems at one per customer, even in their online store. Each system will be $59.99.
The systems are the exact same as they were last time, including the 30 games like Galaga, Dr. Mario, Metroid, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and so many more.
If you want to guarantee that you’ll get one, you’ll have to make sure you head out early, because chances are a lot of people missed out the first time. Let’s all hope that Nintendo learned their lesson and actually made enough for everyone this time!
Will you be picking up one of these systems? Or were you one of the lucky ones who already have one?
Personally, I wasn’t lucky enough to get the NES Classic, but I did get the SNES Classic which is also pretty epic.
Source – Mental Floss