NES Classic Returns June 29: Where to Buy

If you thought that you would never get your hands on an NES Classic Edition and its 30 classic games, your next chance is about to arrive.

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.

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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.

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