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NES Classic Edition is back!

NES Classic Edition perched on top of the original NES.

NES Classic Edition perched on top of the original NES.
© Christopher Grant, Polygon.

Nintendo made enemies last April when it suddenly discontinued its wildly popular NES Classic Edition after just 1.5 million units and six months on the market, with no explanation (some suspect supply issues). But all is forgiven: today, Nintendo announced that its $60 plug-and-play retro console will be coming back to retailers "next summer." In the meantime, Nintendo also announced the launch of the Super NES Classic Edition in September, this time with no production cut-off and over one million units on store shelves on day one. Of course, this is sad news for enthusiasts who spent a fortune on a second-hand NES Classic, and for Chinese bootleggers who have gotten fat off them

Ars Technica, “Nintendo likes money again, bringing back NES Classic Edition ‘next summer’.”

 

This entry was posted in Tech news in brief
by Laurent Gloaguen.
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