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Nintendo Discontinues NES Classic

Still having trouble finding the NES Classic that Nintendo released late last year? Well, it looks like you’re not going to get one according to Nintendo.

In a statement to IGN, Nintendo announced they would discontinue the NES Classic and that the last shipment would go out this month.

“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.”

Additionally, a rep for Nintendo told IGN that the “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.”

So if you want an NES Classic, good luck trying to find one right now, and if you do, you’re nabbing one of the last few models available.

The NES Classic launched to incredible demand on November 10, 2016, and since then, supply has been low. The Classic included 30 games from Nintendo’s library and has since sold over 1.5 million units of the retro console.

Nintendo, what the the fuck?

 

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