While Nintendo unexpectedly discontinued the wildly popular $60 console last year, it seems to have come to its senses. The system will hit physical and digital shelves on June 29. (I hope you didn't pay $300 for one on Craigslist.)
When the NES Classic first shipped, pre-orders at stores like GameStop and Best Buy instantly sold out, and lines ran around blocks for limited shipments. Hopefully, Nintendo will manufacture more this time.
This news came in a tweet from Nintendo of America, which stated that the SNES Classic is also coming back, and that both "are expected to be available through the end of the year. Pre-orders of that system sold out at odd hours of the night and with tons of technical glitches, so hopefully there are enough in store.
The NES Classic Edition is a miniature recreation of Nintendo's first-ever games console that comes pre-loaded with 30 games, including The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Castlevania and the Super Mario Bros. series. It connects to your TV via HDMI, and includes a new version of the classic NES controller that will also work on a Wii U (just be warned, the controller has a comically short cable).
If you missed your shot at getting an NES Classic and would rather play newer games, you can always try getting your hands on the brand-new Nintendo Switch — which hasn't exactly been very easy to find either.