Nintendo of America discontinues the NES Classic

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    It seems Nintendo is ending production of their highly popular NES Classic. Final shipments are going out to retailers this month, and there are no plans for the company to produce more of the hardware any time soon. Nintendo of Europe hasn't made a comment on the matter, so it is unknown if this pertains to just North America, or Japan and Europe as well. The NES Classic launched last year in November 2016, and was notorious for being near-impossible to get a hold of. Launching with 30 retro Nintendo Entertainment System games on a smaller version of the old-school console, the NES Classic was a holiday hit, selling over 1.5 million consoles as of January 2017.

     
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  1. rehevkor

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    Focusing on Switch?
     
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  2. kehkou

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    "For this year" . Not discontinued but it might as well be. (Seeing as how it's April and all)
     
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  3. WiiUBricker

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    I have one. Anyone want to buy it from me? For only $2499 it can be yours!
     
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  4. Robfozz

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    You cant take something out of production if it was never in production
     
  5. B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N

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    Yay now units are going to be even more difficult to find
     
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  6. Darkyose

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    I think they got what they wanted...
     
  7. BlueFox gui

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    don't even worth buy this '-'
     
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  8. duffmmann

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    I always thought from the start, even though they never said as much, that these things would be a limited run, and frankly I'm surprised that they both made as many of them as they did, and that the demand for them was as high as it was.
     
  9. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    Limited Edition, people. 2 words that are important to remember.
     
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  10. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Meh. It's just an official emulator with 30 roms.
     
  11. tech3475

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    But I'm sure they could have had more.

    I've seen the games industry abuse that term so much that I've seen them discounted a few months after launch.
     
  12. jefffisher

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    man fuck you nintendo i'm still looking for this thing
     
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  13. Clydefrosch

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    stop calling it highly popular. if it wasn't for the scalpers, they would've never been able to outsell in the us.

    i'm still seeing the same heap of classics with the weirdly placed pricetag from back in december in my go to saturn shop
     
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  14. Saiyan Lusitano

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    There's even digital Collector's Edition too now. lol
     
  15. s157

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    2499 is kinda on the high side. How about 2498.50$?
     
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  16. Chary
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    1.5 million is pretty darn hefty for a cheap tiny NES emulator box.
     
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  17. BlueFox gui

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    this thing is expensive
     
  18. duffmmann

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    Even if we went extreme and said a third of them were scalpers that weren't able to flip it, that would still mean there was a genuine demand of 1 million people genuinely wanting the cheap, quickly put together little system. I think it's fair to say that it was definitely popular for what it was.
     
  19. WiiUBricker

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    Deal. How would you like to pay?
     
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