No, it’s not news that the NES Classic is coming back in 2018 – this was announced awhile back. What’s new today however is that Reggie Fils-Aime commented on Nintendo’s stock situation both with Switch and in regards to the NES Classic. Here is what he told the Verge regarding Switch:
“Whenever we launch a system, we place very high expectations on ourselves. I wish we would have more hardware. Our inability to meet demand is not something that is satisfying in any way, shape, or form. And we’re working hard to satisfy as much demand as possible.”
He does note that they have improved that supply chain already and more will be said by Kimishima soon (hello, quarterly report on the 30th). He also went on to address the NES Classic:
“We know that there are many consumers who want that system and have not been able to purchase it. Certainly we’re not happy to see the re-seller prices on that system. And so bringing it back, and bringing it back in significant numbers, is something that’s important to us.”
Obviously we have no idea what any of that means, but we hope that it leads to completely destroying the second hand market.
Source: The Verge