NES Classic: Nintendo console is re-released for gamers to buy
- Nintendo released a mini version of their NES Classic for $59 in November 2016
- The tiny system featured 30 classic games like Super Mario Bros. and Pac-Man
- NES Classic sold out quickly, but is coming back to online and real-life retailers
- Nintendo announced the relaunch of their NES Classic in the middle of May 2018
The gaming giant announced plans to bring back the mini version of their first system, released in 1985, in May 2018. They first released the updated version in 2016, selling out in record time.
NES Classic features 30 built-in games, so gamers don’t have to waste time blowing into cartridges. It also comes with a single controller, though two can be used.
Nintendo relaunched the NES Classic on Friday, June 29 at retailers around the world
Excited? Here’s what you need to know about the NES Classic relaunch.
What time does NES Classic go on sale?
The NES Classic edition was relaunched on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 12am ET.
Where to buy NES Classic 2018
Nintendo’s second iteration of the NES Classic is available online and in-person at stores the world over. It’s currently for sale on Amazon, at Gamestop and at Best Buy, to name a few.
A full list of retailers can be found below:
- Best Buy
Amazon is selling the console for $100 with free shipping while supplies last. Gamestop is offering two options: you can buy the system for $60 (£45.45) as is or purchase a $105 (£79.55) bundle that includes a controller and a case.
All other retailers are selling the console for $60.
Supplies are limited and are expected to sell out fast.
NES Classic sold out
At the writing of this story, the NES Classic was still available at several retailers around the world.
NES Classic edition game list
The NES Classic comes with 30 built-in games. Some of the games are well known while others were less popular.
- 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 Climer
- Kid Icarus
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Mario Bros
- Mega Man 2
- Ninja Gaiden
- Punch-Out! Featuring Mr Dream
- Super C
- Super Mario Bros 2
- Super Mario Bros 3
- Tecmo Bowl
- The Legend of Zelda
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link