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Nintendo's recreated Super Famicom to hit Japan market on October 5

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Sherri Watson | 29 June, 2017, 07:29

In a statement sent to Time, the gaming giant said it will ship "significantly more units" of the SNES Classic Edition than its predecessor.

Nintendo has announced the release of a throwback console that will have fans on the edge of their seats.

"Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is now planned to ship September 29 until the end of calendar year 2017".

The Japanese company is reviving the retro console, after a long 26 years.

As if this announcement hasn't caused a frenzy enough, Nintendo dropped another bombshell along with their new mini console - it will only be in production until the end of the year.

The new version follows the launch of the Mini NES in November, which had sold some 2.3 million units as of March but stopped being manufactured by Nintendo in April.

In terms of design, the Super NES Classic Edition features the original look and feel of the '90s home console.

The company has given a date for the release of this console but it's still not clear if Nintendo intends to keep producing the SNES consoles even after the end of 2017.

"Our long-term efforts are focused on delivering great games for the Nintendo Switch system and continuing to build momentum for that platform, as well as serving the more than 63m owners of Nintendo 3DS family systems".

Super NES Classic Edition is now planned to ship from September 29 until the end of calendar year 2017.

It was priced was £79.99, which seems to suggest the United Kingdom price will mirror the $79.99 price tag announced by Nintendo of America earlier today.

The mini version of Nintendo's classic console plugs directly into a big screen TV using an HDMI cable, and includes classic games such as Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda, among others.

Nintendo apparently did not anticipate that there would be a lot of buyers for the supposedly one-off limited product.