[Update: The NES Classic will return to stores in Europe on June 29 as well.]
The launch of the NES Classic in North America was nothing short of a clusterfuck. Throughout the holiday season they were -- and I use this term loosely -- "available," it was practically impossible to find one sitting on store shelves. Then, just as quickly as the device was brought into this world, it was taken out when Nintendo announced it was ceasing production on the hot item.
But you can't keep a good thing down. After declaring it dead, Nintendo backtracked and confirmed it would bring back the NES Classic sometime after the SNES Classic went on sale. It's been all quiet from the company since that announcement, but now, just weeks before E3, we finally know when our next chance to try and buy an NES Classic will be.