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NES Classic Edition discontinued in North America, last shipments in April

Posted on April 13, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Nintendo is ending shipments of the NES Classic Edition, the company has confirmed.

In a statement to IGN, Nintendo writes that the final shipments will be sent out to territories across North America throughout the month. Then that’s it – no more shipments this year.

The full statement from Nintendo reads:

“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.”

Thanks to Jes T for the tip.

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  • Exy

    I guess they really were just using spare parts. I can’t imagine they would even both making more of the cords when they have to go all in on Switch and 3DS.

    If Nintendo really was “paying close attention to consumer feedback” then there will be hell to pay if SNES Classic Edition falters in any way, and not just with the stock. Everything about NES Classic Edition gave off the impression of off-the-shelf components, from the cables to the CPU, and I’d like for SNES Classic to be a little more than that.

  • Linkavitch Chomofsky

    Damn… I really wanted one of these. I tried with the last Best Buy shipment. No luck.

  • This is the Nintendo I know.
    “It’s popular?! Stop it right now!”

    • Linkavitch Chomofsky

      Seriously. They could make millions more on these.

      • Millions?

        • Linkavitch Chomofsky

          Sure. 5 million units at say $25.00 profit is only 200,000 units. That doesn’t seem that tough to move that considering they sold out in minutes last week.

          • Good point. That makes me think even more that there are other reasons that we don’t know about for the discontinuation

          • Ovi

            (Possible and/or likely) reasons for discontinuing NES Classic:
            – Nintendo Switch sales to casual market
            – Nintendo Switch VC
            – Opening more production lines for Nintendo Switch
            – Lack of ability to sell software for NES Classic (no continued profit beyond initial sales – so while they might make a few million on them it grinds to a halt after that)
            – Easy NES Classic hacking to play all the 700+ games of the NES library (a hugely problematic factor for Nintendo obviously)

            Nintendo would be not very smart to continue NES Classic production at this point.. Unfortunately the few million they’d make would cost them much more in the long run.

  • Puffdaddy

    And I have yet to find a single one in any of my local stores. Been looking for one since Christmas…

  • ToonAddict1

    Who wants to bet that:

    1. the NES Classic was meant to be something that would tide Nintendo fans over (especially with no major Wii U games coming out last Christmas) until the release of the Switch (with the Classic now being discontinued now that the Switch is out);

    2. the discontinuation of the NES Classic is setting things up for the Switch’s VC?

    • Mark

      Completely agree. And it’s far more important to Nintendo long-term to increase the value of the Switch than to make money selling the NES Classic – which, after all is said and done, is still just a really cool novelty.

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    • bdp

      if nintendo didn’t release vc titles at a snails pace this being discontinued wouldn’t be as much of an issue.

      • Ovi

        We know nothing of the Switch VC’s release pace.
        Given that it wasn’t available at launch I wouldn’t be surprised if there will be a good amount to choose from when they make the VC available.

  • was i just imagining when this was advertised as a collectors item back in november? because i feel like i either made that up or everyone completely ignored that and theen didnt understand why stock was limited

    • Linkavitch Chomofsky

      I don’t remember them calling it a collectors item at least.

    • Ovi

      That was basically the idea. They didn’t intend it to sell to the huge group of people that wants to buy it now.

      With the Switch VC imminent and the NES Classic easily hacked it really isn’t a product Nintendo would want to keep around or make more units of..

  • Carlos

    This is a pretty stupid idea.

    I’m starting to think that Nintendo is scalping their own products and selling them back to us.

    • Exy

      This theory that they deliberately created low stock just to inflate their own value doesn’t hold water. Doing that doesn’t bring income and certainly doesn’t improve the fan’s opinion of them. If anything, the comments to IGN that it wasn’t intended to be a permanent fixture of their lineup is proof positive that it had a limited lifespan all along, and they were forced to accelerate it because of demand. They had a maximum revenue planned for this product and they apparently reached it. They could make more if they really wanted more money from it, but obviously that isn’t an option. They made as much as they could from it, and now they have the knowledge that this is a possible revenue stream if the opportunity to visit it again ever comes around.

      • Carlos

        It was meant as a joke.

  • Mark

    Wonder if that’s because we’re coming closer to Nintendo announcing what they’re doing with eshop?

    Just saying, if they’re starting up some sort of subscription service that gives people access monthly to their classic games, then they’re directly competing with themselves by selling the NES Classic.

    • Ovi

      Undoubtedly. And you hit the nail right on the head with the NES Classic competing with the Switch VC.
      It’s unfortunately for enthusiast consumers but for Nintendo the NES Classic really isn’t a good product to keep around. Switch VC is the far better option for them, and ultimately it’s also the more valuable option for consumers who own a Switch.

      Another hugely problematic point of NES Classic is that it’s easy to hack to emulate the complete library of the NES. Obviously getting more NES Classics in the wild becomes a big issue for Nintendo at that point.

  • Vigilante_blade

    Nintendo, you disgusting anti-consummer imbeciles. You could have made a KILLING. Plus; you are harming your fanbase with all of stupid limited edition garbage. Please stop. People re already growing cynical by the minute they are in the right.

    • What can we do? we humans are idiots. Although i’m starting to wonder if they’re doing that because of the future VC??? edit: “This Year” i repeat “THIS YEAR”, so it could be that at any moment in the future it could comeback so people once again are jumping WAY TOO FAST on conclusions.

      • Ovi

        Don’t expect a system that’s redundant, not enticing more software sales, easily hackable, and distracting from a more important system to come back in the future.
        Yes the possibility exists, but really Nintendo would think twice before bringing it back.

        Instead, it would be a much better idea if you could buy Retro games collections in packs on the new Switch VC, as in a virtual NES Classic. That could even get a physical card version. This would better for both consumers and Nintendo themselves.

    • FutureFox

      Well the Switch is making a killing in its place.

      • Vigilante_blade

        No sane person could defend or justify such horrible treatment of consummers. You make a product, you ensure that all who wants it has it.

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Well I don’t particularly dislike rare limited items, rather I love em as a collector, but this? This here? Helps no one but scalpers who are looking for a quick buck. On Amazon before this announcement it was already over $150. Now it will only increase exponentially. I wouldn’t be surprised if by the end of tonight Ebay’s skyrockets to $300+.
    Shoulda just never made this thing in the first place if you couldn’t have supplied it.

    • Vigilante_blade

      Yeah, there is a limited between limited and impossible to get. Limited editions ought to be time limited only. Glorder within the first month and you are sure to get one. That is how you do limited.

    • Lolo

      Guess what, on eBay it has already happened. Since this announcement the pricing has doubled from 150 to 300+.

      Way to let the scalpers win Nintendo.

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        -Sigh- I knew it would happen but still…Really wish I bought one when I had the chance for the collectors value. Yet I chose to avoid it like an idiot.

        • Ovi

          If you buy it for $150, let alone $300 you’re pretty foolish.. At that point you’re paying 5-10 bucks per retro game on a non-portable system. You are then buying it solely as a collectors item, but it’s going to lose it’s value very quickly as the years go by.

          Just wait for Switch VC. If we’re really lucky we’ll even get retro packs like virtual NES Classics. Having the games on Switch really is a much better value than this system anyway..

  • Operative

    Thanks Nintendo, you really know your market and definitely ensured everyone that wanted one could get one

    • Vigilante_blade

      That is the big problem isn’t it? There is nothing worse with Nintendo but the desire to have someone and being denied the possibility of even owning one. Nintendo, just take preorders far in advance and plan ahead. Keep making them until sales slow down. It is basic respect for consummers x_x.

      That artificial scarcity pisses me off. I have a job. I can’t be bothered to press refresh every second to get something I want.

    • Ovi

      They really don’t want to get this product in people’s hands anymore. To put it simply, it’s bad for the Switch VC, doesn’t generate continued profit via software sales, and is even easily hacked hurting VC sales even more..
      It would be a bad business decision to keep the product around, however unfortunate it is for consumers..

      • Ovi

        I was wrong about my assumptions on their reasons for discontinuing the system. The NES Classic will return in 2018. Maybe this was simply an issue of production planning rather than a possible impact on Switch VC or easy hacks (unless the new batch has safeguards against it).

  • SecretX

    Is there an app or website that could tell me if my local stores will have some?

    • Nowhere Man

      Local stores, no.

    • NintendoPSXTheSecond

      nowinstock

  • Nowhere Man

    Nintendo really dropped the ball with this one. Oh well, I’ll probably give my second one to my brother for his birthday now that I know there won’t be another chance. Was considering selling it to make my money back at first.

    • Ovi

      On the contrary, it’s a smart business decision. NES Classic is interfering with Nintendo Switches upcoming VC feature. From a consumer perspective it may not make sense, but this is a more strategic business decision.

      • Nowhere Man

        Lol NES Classic probably sold more than the 27 non-Mario titles have on VC combined. And yes, they did drop the ball. I guarantee you the NES Classic is being purchased as a collector’s item, not as a console with great games (most NES games are horribly outdated). Most people who bought/still want the NES Classic likely don’t care to buy NES games on VC, otherwise it wouldn’t be going for $300+ on eBay when they can literally buy their favorite games on the NES Classic for $2-$5 apiece (or all 30 games for less than a third of that). There is still a pretty decent market out there of people who will not buy a Switch or NES games on the Switch.

        • Ovi

          Haha, of course it’s being bought as a collectors item. But that doesn’t have anything to do with Nintendo dropping the ball. NES games are $4.99 at standard price I believe, so the NES Classic was a great deal at regular price, besides being a cool collectors item. It was the combination of multiple things that made the NES Classic an attractive item.

          The “pretty decent market” you’re talking about doesn’t counter the cannibalising effect NES Classic has on the Switch. It is a distraction and a redundant product. Nintendo wants the focus to be on Switch not NES classic. The Switch VC will be a perk the Switch offers but the NES Classic reduces that value, especially if it’s widely available.
          Moreover considering the ease of which the NES Classic is being hacked to play almost all other NES titles as well.

          But in the end one of the most important disadvantages the NES Classic has is that it has no continued sales potential. It is dead revenue-wise after the first purchase. It really isn’t a very profitable product. And along with the cannibalising effect on Switch and Virtual Console in general there are plenty of reasons for this strategic business decision to stop the sale of the system. For the moment at least – at least until the more convenient Switch VC presence has been established.

          P.S. there’s also the additional possibility that Nintendo is freeing up assembly lines in favour of Nintendo Switch production. So that could be another reason.

          • Nowhere Man

            The Wii and Wii U have NES games. People had every opportunity to get these NES games years before this console, especially considering the NES Classic sold a fraction of Wii/Wii U consoles. It’s not about cannibalism, as it’s not targeting the same market at all. People who buy VC games buy them for the convenience of playing old games on modern hardware, and for its cheaper price. People who buy NES Classics are either collectors or ex-gamers with a bit of nostalgia; collectors own physical NES games already and have no interest in VC (except maybe their absolute favorite games). It was mostly desired for its novelty, not its games. Again, if it was about cannibalism, it wouldn’t be going for $300+ on eBay. That’s a pretty big market that still want a NES Classic, regardless of the VC. The hacking is also irrelevant; if people wanted to play NES games on emulators, they can play essentially the entire library for free on any laptop today. One last time: It was not sold for its games, it was sold for collecting purposes.

            And it had nothing to do with assembly lines, either. This was never supposed to be on the market for this long and was intended to be a limited release. They discontinued it because they chose to, that’s it. The issue people have is how they teased more stock was coming for a long time (even in the last month) and then suddenly discontinued it. They left a market hanging and communicated it poorly throughout. I agree that it has no long-term sales potential; I think sales would have capped at 2.5 million, tops (which is still insane for a product like this). That also means that it wasn’t even close to being dead, as it sold 1.5 million to date with significant ongoing demand.

          • AquaBat

            They said there’d be more stock, and there was more stock
            They even explicitly stated in this announcement that the last of the assembly line was being transported to retail warehouses now
            Not their fault that people that bought into the nostalgia meme were deluded into believing “more stock” meant “twelve million units every month for the next three years”
            This is the fate of all collector’s items, it’s only a problem when Nintendo does it

          • Ovi

            Ah, yes, the harsh reality of creating a product that’s too popular for your own sake xD

          • Nowhere Man

            Yes, they stated in THIS announcement. You also severely misinterpret my criticism. I don’t blindly bash Nintendo and am an avid Nintendo and SEGA collector. I also own two NES Classics. That doesn’t mean this isn’t a serious marketing and communications blunder, regardless of the company.

            Saying there’s more stock and getting a random popup of a few hundred or thousand from a random retailer every month is not smart, and no, it doesn’t have to be “12 million a month for 3 years” (really don’t understand what you’re trying to prove with hypeebole). The likely scenario is demand was higher than they anticipated and they ran out of materials (leftover Wiimote cords, as that’s the controller input). They should have just apologized for the shortage, explained it was limited after the initial stock, and say they can’t manufacture anymore rather than tease consumers for 4 more months. The backlash wouldn’t be nearly as bad.

          • AquaBat

            A few thousand is still more stock
            And they were being sent to every retailer, I don’t know where you’re getting this “random retailer” from
            If retailers don’t publicly inform people that they have stock, that’s on them
            The Nintendo Store had a few units in stock every few days and made sure to inform of such
            There was no teasing, there was more stock being presented when it was available
            And I don’t think an explanation that a limited product is limited is necessary in any normal situation, it’s the consumer’s fault if they assume product longevity
            Nobody said anything when the Wii U was being discontinued
            By this time next year a Wii U could be selling for 400 by scalpers

            I don’t understand why you’re trying to come up with explanations for why it was limited when the explanation was “It’s limited”
            The only other acceptable answer would be “It’s not the Switch”
            And that is not something they need to be sorry for

            Besides that, they already called attention to shortages before, and addressed them
            You act like they said nothing and sent one single unit each to every retailer when that isn’t the case

          • Nowhere Man

            Yes, it is technically more stock, which is why I said it’s a communication issue (you seem to take things literally). They weren’t transparent at all. No, they weren’t being consistently sent to every retailer. Best Buy and Gamestop were literally the only ones to consistently get stock every month, with almost no announcements outside of Best Buy’s most recent one. Amazon announced stock one time and never received stock before February, and had random Prime Now stock pop up in certain locations with no notifications (which is an Amazon issue since their notification system never seems to work). Toys’R’Us never got any after their preorders sold out.

            I’m not coming up with “explanations.” It’s limited because some of their materials were leftovers, plain and simple, and was always intended as a quick cash grab. I acknowledge that and have no issues with it. And Nintendo’s explanation was never that “it’s limited.” A simple Google search around its initial announcement and launch shows ZERO publications saying it was limited. We’re talking Engadget, Polygon, and The Verge, not obscure gaming sites like Gamnesia or Nintendo Everything. This wasn’t communicated as limited from the beginning, and wasn’t explained as such until shortages became a public issue. When you’re reacting to consumers and press, you’ve done a horrible job. That’s PR 101.

            Nobody said anything about the Wii U because it was speculated for an entire year after the NX tease, and was already on the market for 4 years up to that point and had long passed its peak in its life cycle. That’s an irrelevant comparison as they’re not even remotely similar situations. And no, the Wii U won’t got for $400, so another irrelevant comparison. The Saturn is easily found for $60 and that’s one of the most expensive consoles to collect for. The SOFTWARE is what blows up (unless you sold as little as a Virtual Boy, and even that’s affordable not CIB). And why does it have to be “one single unit” now, after 12 million? What’s with the extreme hyperbole? There is a happy medium, and more importantly, transparency in communication. The stock was never the issue, nor my original point; it was their lack of communication around it. Like I said, I’d be more than fine if they just flat out stopped selling it after the holiday stock ran out so long as they were transparent as to why. Why people blindly defend every Nintendo move is beyond me. As much as I love them, they’re still prone to business and PR mistakes.

            Anyway, you keep responding like I’m some unhappy customer. My original comment literally says “they dropped the ball; oh well.” I merely work in marketing analytics for a marketing communications firm and have an opinion about this. This doesn’t affect me one way or the other since I managed to buy some, so I don’t know why you keep deflecting that it’s the customers’ faults for assuming one thing or another. This was objectively poorly handled by Nintendo, and I think any business analyst, consultant, or PR manager would tell you the same thing.

          • Ovi

            The NES Classic has been praised for having much better emulation than the Wii and Wii U. Also, indeed, I and many have had that opportunity before. Yet I, like I’m sure many others, haven’t done so yet. At the $60 it sold for the NES Classic was a good deal with 2 bucks per game.

            You are being ignorant if you think there is no overlap in the markets VC and NES Classic entice. NES Classic was intended for the groups you mention but it turned out to have much broader appeal. This is known now so I don’t understand why you disregard it.

            The Ebay prices are not proof of it being solely a collectors item, just that it’s ALSO a collectors item, especially now it’s not being sold anymore. The people who are still interested in the system priced at those steep prices are in the vast minority of the people that were interested in it at the original 60 bucks. Demand is directly related to price, look it up, it’s basic marketing theory.

            There’s a difference between emulators Nintendo can do little about and Nintendo providing a very good but very easily hackable emulator to people themselves.

            Assembly lines is merely a possibility. Indeed, this wasn’t meant to be a product that was produced for an extended amount of time. So continuing production would mean keeping production lines occupied. They actually made more stock than intended because the product turned out to be so popular so that’s what they have communicated to the public. There IS actually stock coming you know? It’s the last shipment.

            “They chose to” is not a reason, it’s an action. I’m talking about actual possible reasons they stopped production.

            Ongoing demand doesn’t necessarily mean it is good for the company to continue production. When a product becomes rare demand is going to rise as the product becomes even desirable to those that had no interest in it.

            Anyway, in the end we agree about one valid reason, I’d say that is enough.

          • Nowhere Man

            The eBay prices are proof that the people who would still want one are collectors as a casual fan would never pay more than $100 for that, let alone $300, and would rather just buy VC games, but that’s assuming they even own consoles. I also never said there was no overlap. I said it was a different market. Of course there was overlap, that doesn’t need to be said as that’s common sense.

            “They chose to” is fine; you’re overthinking it just to find a reason. They probably didn’t want to manufacture the controller cords. They clearly used up leftover Wiimote cords, which is why the controllers have the same cord length and input. They ran out of that and didn’t want to manufacture more. Plain and simple. They could and should have ended production after the initial launch instead of dragging consumers along for 4 months when the reason they stopped was so predictable on their end.

  • Adrian Brown

    I live in Costa Rica, where videogames are almost a luxury. I saw one last week in a store for around $160. Yes, no eBay, retail price. It seems that I have no option than going back to the store and check if they still have it…

    • Aline Piroutek

      190$ here, be happy

      • Ovi

        At that point it has lost its value as a games collection. Basically it’s only a collectors item then.
        You’d be paying $5.33 to $6.33 per game at this point.
        Once Switch VC releases you’d be getting much more value for your money getting the games there. And the VC emulator is likely to be the same or an even better version than the NES Classic emulator.

  • As if it wasn’t enough of a collector’s item already.

  • R.Z.

    Nintendo :
    The number One provider of goods for scalpers around the globe.

  • Kyle K. Moore

    Does anyone know how many units they’ll ship out? If it’s a ton, that’d be pretty cool.

  • JasonBall

    I mean it makes sense when you consider switch is here and they need to sell VC games, but this situation has always been far from ideal.

  • ForeVision

    I’m truly at a loss here. “We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product” kinda contradicts this whole situation…

    I can only guess they’re going to do something with VC, otherwise I can’t see any valid reason to this…

    • Ovi

      Of course VC. They are using feedback for the development of Switch VC.
      Best case scenario: we get to buy Retro games on VC in packs. A virtual NES Classic if you will..

  • nemo37

    I am personally not interested in the NES Classic Edition, but is it not somewhat counter intuitive to discontinue something that is selling well and helping the companies bottom line.

    • Ovi

      From a consumer standpoint, yes. However, a product that is only mildly profitable while (soon to be) redundant and even distracting from the sale of other products, and on top of that doesn’t generate continued additional profit / incentive to purchase more with the consumer, while all other products do, is just not a good product to keep around from a business perspective.

      In reality the NES Classic Edition is not helping the companies bottom line at all, even though it would sell a lot.

      This is a more strategic decision rather than just looking at sales and revenue.

  • awng781

    It’s pretty clear the NES Mini only existed to fill a void left by the discontinuation of thw a Wii U. Now that the Switch ia out, Nintenso wants everyone’s attention there.

    • ForeVision

      From what I’ve red, that’s not the only reason. People are also saying it may be due to NES Classics taking assembly lines that could be used to make more Switch consoles.

      • Ovi

        The assembly line thing is a rumour yes (hence “people are saying”)..
        The system is also easily hackable to play all NES games which is also a big valid reason to can the product.
        Unlike Switch it also doesn’t facilitate continued software sales which means it is dead revenue-wise after the initial sale.
        It also cannibalises on Switch upcoming virtual console.

        All in all there are plenty of reasons why Nintendo really doesn’t want to keep this system around.

        In the end Switch VC will likely be a better value anyway. Being portable and all..

  • AquaBat

    Just buy the VC games you whiners, if you don’t like limited edition novelty sells then why did you even want this in the first place, the only gain this really offered was buying all 30 games for 2 bucks each unit price, without that it’s still simple to just buy the digital games individually when they’re on sale
    Especially considering apparently according to you people, you same exact people, if one doesn’t have a Switch by 2018 they’re an idiot
    And that’s exactly what Nintendo is setting out to do: getting you to buy a Switch and use the Virtual Console and play NES games that way
    You know, the smart thing for a company to do, selling their real console instead of a little box with games that are so old that almost no one currently employed at the company even actually worked on them
    You hate artificial rarity so much but you’re enabling it yourselves
    If you’re so enraged by Nintendo’s marketing then don’t buy their cheap plastic crud in the first place
    It’s not made of solid gold, you know, it’s a GLORIFIED PLUG-AND-PLAY

    • Ovi

      Here’s someone making sense.
      Considering the NES Classic is easily hacked to play the full library of NES as well, Nintendo would be absolutely bonkers if they didn’t kill it.

  • Blake Good

    Nintendo is making the worse decisions possible!

    * No VC support for Switch (yet)
    * Another f*cking VC drought, oh boy!
    * Now they discontinue the NES Classic

    What is wrong with you, Nintendo?

    • Ovi

      VC is the exact reason for this. Be patient. These games are 30 years old, no harm in waiting a few more months.

      The NES Classic really is a bad product to keep around business-wise.

  • FutureFox

    Switch needs the extra assembly lines.

    • Ovi

      Switch also needs no distractions from other potential purchases. And Switch has an actual possibility of continued profit. NES mini sells zero software units, which is a very bad product feature for Nintendo..
      Aside from the collector factor Switch VC is infinitely more favourable for both Nintendo and consumers.
      I’m wonder if we’re even going to get SNES mini for this reason… Probably only when Nintendo needs to boost interest in their brand again..

  • Kenshin0011

    First let me just say I have no idea why this is so popular…well I do, but personally I don’t care about it much at all. I was born in 1992, but I still grew up with an original NES in my house. I also grew up downloading and playing zillions of NES ROMs in the early 2000’s, then playing them on the virtual console via Wii, 3DS, and Wii U. So with all that, I really don’t care or have interest in this fake NES. I get it’s a collector’s item, but I am not one to collect for the sake of collecting.

    Now…we can only speculate as to why Nintendo is ceasing this item. My guess is that they simply don’t feel passionate about continuing production long term and feel like they’ve done what they’ve wanted to with it. I agree, it doesn’t need to continue to exist when a virtual console on their brand new Switch is imminent. Also, the NES mini if stocked abundantly again is competition against Switch. It doesn’t matter that it’s not the same as an actual hoke console, but during the holidays when a family or casual wants to get their Nintendo fix, they might just settle for a $60 NES mini than a $300 console. I don’t think Nintendo is pulling it for that reason, but imho it’s a minor factor.

    • Ovi

      That’s actually very likely to be the biggest factor and likely to be the prime reason they *need* to get rid of it. NES mini cannibalises potential Switch consumers in the casual market. It also has zero potential for continued revenue. Because of those two things it really isn’t a good product for Nintendo to keep in stock, despite its undoubtedly low production cost.

      It’s not a business decision consumers like, but it is a very sensible business decision strategy-wise.

      • Kenshin0011

        I agree!

  • Airsh Bornely

    Some scumbag bought the 3 at my local Walmart right after they got off the truck. I’m over here traveling, so I ask a friend to do me a favor only for him to waste his free time. Thanks a lot….

    • Vigilante_blade

      Worse part is… If Nintendo made them more readily avaliable, that guy would have been stuck with them. He would have spent his money needlessly as everyone who wanted one would have had one. Nintendo created this situation and has no care in the world about us. I really think we should all email them our grievances.

  • Locky Mavo

    Maybe they actually are listening to customer feedback and majority feedback is saying “We want Nintendo Switch”, who knows?