$60 NES Console to Make June Comeback

$60 NES Console to Make June Comeback
The NES Classic Edition miniature console will go back on sale in the U.S. on June 29.

(CCM) — Nintendo will re-release the much sought-after NES Classic Edition miniature console in June 2018, just over a year after the original version was discontinued, Nintendo of America has announced in a Tweet.

"#NESClassic Edition will return to stores on June 29! This system and the #SNESClassic Edition system are expected to be available through the end of the year," the company said.

The console was hugely popular when it went on sale in late 2016 thanks to its low price and the enduring popularity of games like Super Mario Bros, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong, which are among the 30 classic games built into the console. For that reason it was in short supply, and many would-be purchasers were unable to buy one before it was discontinued.

Since then the only way to acquire one has been to buy one from a third-party seller, and the consoles regularly change hands on eBay for more than three times the original $60 price tag.

Other games built into the console include Castlevania, Donkey Kong Jr., Dr Mario, Galaga, Kirby's Adventure, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Bros 3, and The Legend of Zelda.

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