The NES mini launched with a huge amount of interest across the world. It was quite clear at the time that Nintendo had not expected to get nearly as much interest in the product as they did. After the NES Classic sold out in a matter of hours leaving many gamers disappointed, Nintendo made an even more peculiar announcement that they would be discontinuing the NES Classic, leaving many people, including myself, unable to ever obtain it.
Fast forward and the SNES classic was announced and is set to release on September 29th. Nintento have stated that there will be a considerable increase in units produced for the SNES mini compared to the NES and it will continue on into 2018. But what about the NES mini? Well its coming back!
Nintento have officially announced that the NES mini will be returning in 2018!
On the official Nintendo site for the NES Classic, you can see that at the bottom of the page it states “NES Classic Edition will return Summer 2018.”. I am sure the console will still be quite difficult to obtain at first, but with new units being produced it is likely that prices will go down and you will eventually be able to get your hands on one.