While most of us have never seen the elusive SNES Classic, at least two million units exist in the wild—because that’s the sales number Nintendo’s latest retro console just passed.
Like the NES Classic before it, pre-orders for the SNES Classic sold out within seconds of going online, and most were gone from physical stores shortly after the console’s physical release. Many would-be fans have never been able to get their hands on one. Despite the limited supply, Nintendo’s latest financial results briefing revealed that the console sold over 2 million units worldwide in September and October.
Nintendo seems to be taking a second look at the success of its retro consoles. Demand clearly shows that there are many more fans out there who want a console and aren’t able to get their hands on one. As a result, Nintendo plans to re-launch the NES Classic Edition in 2018, making a whole new batch of consoles for fans who weren’t able to grab one the first time around.
“We are hoping that consumers eager to purchase this system will wait just a short while longer,” Nintendo said during that announcement (via GameSpot).
If the relaunch of the NES Classic proves to be a success, perhaps we’ll see a resurgence of the SNES Classic as well—and even higher sales numbers in the future.