There were rumors afloat for a while that Nintendo is working to re-launch the re-launched NES Classic which it has initially introduced in November 2016. Nintendo has now tweeted that it will be launching the NES Classic system will be back on stock on June 29 and will be available to the end of the year and will be priced at $80 (Rs 5,391 approximately).
This ought to follow the major announcements at the E3 this time and it would be curious to see if the new policies of Nintendo concerning console repairing is implemented in this device.
#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
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 14, 2018
A little while back in April Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and a bunch of other companies were notified by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of US for voiding the warranty of people who tried to repair their own gaming consoles and electronic devices.
And this got some alarm bells ringing with Nintendo, and it decided to change things. Now, the company updated its terms and conditions of warranty in US and Canada and people can take their Nintendo consoles to be repaired by a third party vendor, or themselves without voiding the warranty.
Nintendo’s updated warranty terms say that the warranty would be void only if the product is damaged or the software of the device has been modded, compared to before when any tampering would void the warranty.
Nintendo told Cnet, “Nintendo high-quality products, while also striving to exceed expectations when supporting our customers. We continuously review and refine our support policies to ensure they embody that commitment. As part of that effort, we have updated our warranty text to clarify that Nintendo provides warranty service for defects not caused by the user or by other unauthorized acts.”