The nine month financial briefing that Nintendo hosted yesterday was full of unexpected news; a new mobile game based off of Mario Kart, the announcement of when Nintendo’s Online Service will begin for Nintendo Switch, and, finally, official confirmation of Nintendo’s partnership with Illumination Entertainment to make a Super Mario Bros. animated movie.
With all the great news for the future, the meeting also covered Nintendo’s last nine months, too. One of the hottest nostalgia trips of 2017 was the SNES Classic. Easier to find than the NES Classic, Nintendo did comment on how well the mini console did:
“During fall of last year, we brought back the nostalgic Super Nintendo Entertainment System as a palm-sized home console. Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition has reached 4 million units in global sell-through.”
Four million is an impressive number, but if you’re not part of that club, then don’t fret too much:
“We have announced that we will resume production for NES Classic Edition this year. We plan to continue selling NES Classic Edition and Super NES Classic Edition this year. We view them as an opportunity to garner interest in Nintendo Switch from those who have not interacted with video games in a long time, or ever.”
From earlier press releases, we knew that the NES Classic would be coming back, but now we have confirmation that sales will continue for the SNES Classic too!Leave a Comment