If you didn’t get your hands on the highly popular, plug and play NES Classic Edition, you don’t have much longer to do so. Nintendo has announced that it will discontinue the tiny console.
The NES Classic Edition is smaller version of the original NES that was released back in November. It comes prepacked with 30 classic games, and allows gamers to easily plug and play into any type of TV.
The last shipment of the devices will arrive this month and when retailers are all out, get ready to head over to eBay to fork out well more money then what it currently retails for. After this last shipment Nintendo has said it will no longer ship the replica console to any retailer.
In a statement to website IGN, Nintendo said, “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 did a great job of drumming up high demand for the console. It’s been hard trying to find retailers with it still in stock. The extra shipments have in no helped slow demand for the console, as gamers have been snatching them for their own personal collections. With the last shipment arriving soon, there’s no doubt that it’ll sell out before everyone who really wants one can get one.
As of January, Nintendo said that they had sold 1.5 million of the tiny replicas worldwide.