These tiny systems won’t be available forever.
UPDATE: Good news, everyone who’s looking for an SNES Classic: they’re back in stock at Walmart for the regular price of $79.96. We haven’t seen that happen in a long time, so grab it now before it goes away. Otherwise you’ll likely have to spend around $100 to get a new one.
Nintendo announced last year that it would stop production on the NES Classic and SNES Classic in 2019. As you may be aware, 2019 has arrived, and just like superheroes in the MCU, listings for the retro systems are starting to disappear from all the major retailers. But if you hurry, you might be able to get one of these plug-and-play consoles before they’re relegated to the technological afterlife of eBay, where they’re sure to be given steep mark-ups. Here’s where you can still get the NES Classic and SNES Classic right now.
We will keep this article up-to-date as stock at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and other retailers continues to dwindle.
Where to Buy the SNES Classic
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.
Where to Buy the NES 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.