NES Classic Discontinued

Nintendo has decided that it won’t be bringing anymore NES classics to their party line anymore, as they just announced that they will be ending North American production of the product. It’s, in my opinion, a rather surprising move on Nintendo’s part given how popular the item seems to be with the general public.

However in a statement to IGN, the company confirmed that at least North American production is all dried up. The had this to say exactly about the situation :

Throughout April, NOA territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year. We encourage anyone interested in obtaining this system to check with retail outlets regarding availability. We understand that it has been difficult for many consumers to find a system, and for that we apologize. We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product.

They went on to reiterate that the product was not meant to be an on going product, but rather a short term buy. However the high demand of the item caused them to add “extra shipments” to their company line.

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To those of you who forgot what the little system was capable of, the NES Classic allowed gamers to play 30 different NES games from our childhood. It also had a huge line up for buyers when Nintendo announced it, with Nintendo running out of copies as the general public bought up every system available. It was so popular that scalpers made a killing on eBay, buying up the product and up selling it for extreme prices.

Well, to those of you who were hoping to snap up a later copy of the NES classic – looks like you’re outta luck. Maybe a scalper will sell it to you, for an arm or a leg.

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