UPDATE: The Super NES Classic is already gone again.
Nintendo announced last year that it would stop production on the NES Classic and SNES Classic in 2019. We’re well into 2019 now, and listings for the retro systems have been disappearing from all the major retailers. As of right now, you can still get an NES Classic from GameStop at the MSRP of $59.99, but the price is higher elsewhere. As for the SNES Classic, it’s already gotten steep mark-ups everywhere it’s still available, though GameStop has refurbished units for $74.99. Here’s where you can still get the NES Classic and SNES Classic right now.
Where to Buy the NES Classic
Where to Buy the SNES Classic
The NES Classic Edition is a miniature replica of Nintendo’s beloved console that originally launched in the US in 1985. This adorable device contains 30 pre-loaded games that comprise many of the best titles that ever graced the platform. It has the first three Super Mario Bros. games, Mega Man 2, Ninja Gaiden, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania, Bubble Bobble, and many more. There’s hardly a dud in the lineup.
Unlike the original NES, this one has HDMI output so it can easily connect to any modern television. And to help modern gamers acclimate to the challenging (or downright unfair) parts in many old games, you can save at any time while you play, and restore that save if you die. Check out IGN’s NES Classic Edition review for more information.Unfortunately, the SNES Classic stock has gotten so low that you can only get it from lesser-known third-party retailers that sell on sites like Walmart and Newegg, and they’ve hiked the asking price up beyond the list price.
The Super NES Classic is a miniature version of the Super Nintendo, which originally launched in the US in 1991. This miniature marvel comes pre-loaded with 21 games. Twenty of those are some of the best SNES games ever released, including Super Mario World, Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Final Fantasy VI, and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island. One previously unreleased game is also included: Star Fox 2.
The SNES Classic Edition
has all the same bells and whistles as the NES Classic, including save states and HDMI output. But it also comes with two controllers instead of one, which helps justify its $79.99 MSRP (as opposed to the NES Classic’s $59.99 price point. Read our SNES Classic Edition review for more details.
Chris Reed is IGN’s shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.