While Nintendo unexpectedly discontinued the wildly popular $60 console last year, it seems to have come to its senses. The system will come back in the summer. (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 comes on the heels of an announcement that Nintendo will also be dramatically ramping up production of the SNES Classic. The company said that there will be more SNES Classics in stores on day one than there were NES Classics last 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.