Nintendo’s NES Classic to be Formally Discontinued in North America

Yet Demand for the Classic Console hasn’t¬†Disappeared

We bring ill tidings to and from the world of Nintendo fans. The great company is officially discontinuing its NES classic consoles and leaving them off North American Shelves. Apparently, this was inevitable since Nintendo never planned any more than a limited release.

Mini NES Classic Edition Mini-Console NES Classic Edition Sales

In a report to IGN, a Nintendo Spokesperson said the following:

“NES Classic Edition wasn’t intended to be an ongoing, long-term product. However, due to high demand, we did add extra shipments to our original plans.”

Nintendo’s decision to add more shipments than the original intent was a rather charitable one. Nonetheless, once the final shipment goes out of stock, we shall face barren shelves.

“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.”¬†

This just adds to the desperation many prospective buyers may be feeling. When the next shipment arrives, that will certainly be your last chance. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on when that is.

It may simply be the case that Nintendo needs all production, henceforward, dedicated to the Nintendo Switch. Thus far, the corporation has remained remarkably consistent at falling short of demand. We’ll see where this new development takes them. For now, let us know your thoughts on the discontinuation of the NES Classic. Are you riding a dark wave of solemnity, too? Comment down below.