Nintendo's bringing back its outrageously popular $60 NES console this June
- Nintendo is re-releasing its NES Classic Edition console this June.
- The miniature console costs just $60 and comes with 30 games.
- The NES Classic Edition was originally released in late 2016 as a limited edition device. As a result, it was nearly impossible to find.
Nintendo is bringing back the NES Classic Edition console, the wildly popular, miniature version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System.
The console was intended a limited-time offering - it went on sale in late 2016, and was subsequently discontinued in April 2017. Between the low price and the heavy draw of Nintendo nostalgia, the NES Classic Edition was a major hit. It was nearly impossible to find as a result.
And now, Nintendo says it's bringing back the console this June.
"#NESClassic Edition will return to stores on June 29!" Nintendo tweeted on Sunday night. "This system and the #SNESClassic Edition system are expected to be available through the end of the year."
This is great news for anyone who missed out on a chance to buy the NES Classic Edition during its brief window of availability. The only other way to buy one at this point is to go through third-party re-sellers like eBay, where prices are often triple or more the original $60 cost of the console.
The new production run of the NES Classic Edition will mirror the original run.
"NES Classic Edition features 30 classic NES games such as the original 'Super Mario Bros.', 'The Legend of Zelda' and 'Donkey Kong'," Nintendo said in the release. In so many words, the same thirty classic NES games that shipped with the first run of the NES Classic Edition will ship on the new production run as well.
Here's the full list of games on the NES Classic Edition:
- "Balloon Fight"
- "Bubble Bobble"
- "Castlevania II: Simon's Quest"
- "Donkey Kong"
- "Donkey Kong Jr."
- "Double Dragon II: The Revenge"
- "Dr. Mario"
- "Final Fantasy"
- "Ghosts 'n Goblins"
- "Ice Climber"
- "Kid Icarus"
- "Kirby's Adventure"
- "Mario Bros."
"Mega Man 2"
- "Ninja Gaiden"
- "Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream"
- "Super C"
- "Super Mario Bros."
- "Super Mario Bros. 2"
- "Super Mario Bros. 3"
- "Tecmo Bowl"
- "The Legend of Zelda"
- "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link"
The NES Classic Edition will hit stores - for the second time - on June 29, and Nintendo says it will once again be a limited run. The console is expected to remain available "through the end of the year," alongside the Super NES Classic Edition.
Check out a video of the NES Classic Edition in action right here: