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INTERNATIONAL - Nintendo has announced that they will be bringing back its Super Nintendo Entertainment System( SNES) and NES Classic Edition consoles on June 29.

 The company announced via Twitter that the NES Classic will return to stores in the U.S. on June 29. It costs $59.99.

#NESClassic Edition will return to stores on June 29! This system and the #SNESClassic Edition system are expected to be available through the end of the year. https://t.co/LclbG5m4ta pic.twitter.com/1PcXBI5qJC


What is the NES classic? 

The NES is a retro gaming console that was first released in the mid-1980s. 

At the end of 2016, Nintendo re-released the console which was pre-loaded with 30 retro games such as "Super Mario Bros" and "Donkey Kong." The units were sold out very quickly as it in very short supply and fans found it very difficult to get the device due to the popularity of the console.

Nintendo also said the SNES Classic Edition, along with the NES sold over 5 million units.

Here is the full list of games you will get:

Balloon Fight
Bubble Bobble
Castlevania
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Dr. Mario
Excitebike
Final Fantasy
Galaga
Ghosts'N Goblins
Gradius
Ice Climber
Kid Icarus
Kirby's Adventure
Mario Bros.
Mega Man 2
Metroid
Ninja Gaiden
Pac-Man
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
StarTropics
Super C
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Tecmo Bowl
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Additionally, the SNES is available on the Nintendo South Africa online store for R1, 249 but local availability for the NES still has to be announced. 

Early this year, Nintendo made history with its Switch console as the internal sales figures showed that the Switch had sold more than 4.8 million units in the United States alone. 

However, the company noted that it's the game selections that keep fans coming back. 

For instance, in the US, more than 60% of Nintendo Switch owners have Super Mario Odyssey, and over 55% own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

These system-seller games are two of the highest-rated games in history. 

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