If you paid a crazy inflated price to get hold of a NES Classic then avert your eyes… Nintendo have announced via Twitter that the popular retro games machine will be making a return to retail shelves.

This flies in the face of what they said earlier this year, which played a big part in panic buying. But now the NES Classic is set to return to shop shelves in 2018.

This isn’t the only good shrunken Nintendo news today, with word that they’ve learned from the NES Classic situation and will continue to release the SNES Classic – due for first release on September 30, but long sold-out – well into 2018, in hopes of satiating demand.

SNES Classic

Hmm, to think, we could have upped our word count by using the official titles “Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System ” and “Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System”. Oh well.

Anyway, for those who may be unaware, the NES Classic boasted 30 classic games, including Super Mario Bros. The SNES Classic will only deliver 21 games, but one is Super Mario Kart, so do you really need the other 20? If you’re wondering about the odd number, the bonus game is the previously unreleased Star Fox 2.

Speaking of Super Mario Kart on the SNES, check out this absolutely awesome speed run on the notoriously treacherous Rainbow Road…

Race over to JB Hi-Fi’s site to pick up Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch.