The small unit bears the shape and design of the original "toaster" console, although with pre-installed games, you no longer have to blow into cartridges to get the stupid pin connectors to work.
The NES Classic will be back in stock on the morning of Friday, June 29 at its original launch price of $60.
An announcement from Nintendo confirmed the return of the NES Classic Edition. If you're one of those retro seekers still aiming for that chance to bag the revamped NES Mini Classic console, then this is your chance.
The NES Classic Edition earned an "excellent" rating in PCMag's 2016 review, and our coveted Editors' Choice award. Redmond, Wash. -based Nintendo of America said in May that it expects that the console will be in stock until the end of the year, in an attempt to alleviate worries that the supply would not be able to meet the demand, as in the previous production run.
Less expensive, coming in at a suggested retail price of almost half of its former iteration at $25 (the NES30 model sold for ~$40), the N30 is sleeker than its predecessor as well.
However, do not be surprised if retailers limit this to one item per-person in order to combat scalpers.
At the writing of this story, the NES Classic was still available at several retailers around the world. You can, of course, plug an SNES Classic controller into an NES Classic (or vice-versa), but we're assuming that you're looking to make one purchase, not two. Get 'em before they're gone! The fact that it comes with an old-school NES controller is just icing on the cake. You can check availability on Target's website, and every single local store we checked had the system in stock.