Nintendo likes money again, bringing back NES Classic Edition “next summer”

September 12, 2017

Back in April, when Nintendo discontinued the hot ticket NES Classic Edition after just six months on the market, it prompted us to suggest in a headline that “Nintendo hates money.” Someone at Nintendo must have figured out that money is good, though, because Nintendo announced this morning that the $60 plug-and-play retro console will be coming back to retailers “next summer.”

Nintendo promised more details in the future and didn’t provide any explanation as to why we’ll have to wait through an entire fall, winter, and spring before more NES Classic units are available. Component shortages seem to be a likely culprit, though; Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime recently told the Financial Times about the “challenge” of managing a complex global supply chain, especially when it comes to bottlenecks on multiple Switch components.

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