Best to Grab a Nintendo NES and SNES Classic Now Before it’s Too Late
Nintendo has confirmed that the NES and SNES Classic mini consoles will soon end production in North America.
Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime stated in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter that any remaining consoles on shelves after the Holidays will be the last ones sold.
“We worked very hard, both for the NES and SNES Classic, to really have the best games that defined that generation,” explained Fils-Aime. “We’ve said that the current systems are the extent of our classic program. We’ve also been clear that, at least from an America’s perspective, these products are going to be available through the holiday season and once they sell out, they’re gone. And that’s it.”
It’s important to note that Fils-Aime can only speak for Nintendo of America and not the other two territories. It’s not uncommon for Nintendo of Japan and Europe to operate a little differently when it comes to stock and inventory. It’s also worth noting that Nintendo did discontinue the NES Classic once before, only to bring it back again a year later. Could they do the same thing again?
It’s also a little bit concerning when he says that “the current systems are the extent of our classic program.” Does that mean the company doesn’t have plans to release a Game Boy or N64 Classic? He did mention that classic games will be popping up regularly on Switch Online. You can read the full interview here.
The NES and SNES Classic proved to be a massive success for the company and the industry, to the point where other companies followed suit. Even Sony just released the PlayStation Classic this month, a mini PS1 with 20 games installed.
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