When the SNES Classic was announced just this morning, the question on everybody’s lips (besides “Where’s Chrono Trigger?”) was whether they’d be able to get a hold of the blasted thing. The NES Classic was notoriously underproduced and hard to find, but it appears Nintendo is taking steps to make sure the same issues won’t plague its successor, as the company has released a statement regarding the matter later in the morning:

We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year.

Our long-term efforts are focused on delivering great games for the Nintendo Switch system and continuing to build momentum for that platform, as well as serving the more than 63 million owners of Nintendo 3DS family systems. We are offering Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition in special recognition of the fans who show tremendous interest our classic content.

So it appears that the SNES Classic will have a short run like the NES Classic, but there will be more units available… hopefully. With all luck, you’ll be able to snag one when it releases on September 29th.


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A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.

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