Nintendo has announced that the popular NES Classic has discontinued production in North America.
The company has acknowledged that many fans have been unable to get their hands on one of the consoles, for which they have apologized and taken the feedback on board. The system was sold in many retailers across the region, available from the likes of Gamestop, Urban Outfitters, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy. However, the console sold out at all locations almost instantly.
It will be hard to believe for many that Nintendo has made the decision to discontinue the NES Classic, given how well it has been received by fans, who may also be perplexed as to how rare it actually was. Why Nintendo has decided to stop production of such a high-selling product is anyone’s guess, but regardless those interested should act swiftly. There’s nothing to say at this time that Nintendo may or may not produce more NES Classics in the future, with no information being divulged by the company as of yet apart from the fact that they will no longer be available in North America.
There’s no doubt that now is the time to act if you want pick up a NES Classic, as many are going for double the price on auction sites such as eBay. Twice the price might seem excessive even at this early stage, but as time goes on, it will continue to rise as its rarity increases.
Did you manage to get your hands on a NES Classic? Are you surprised to see them being discontinued in North America? Let us know in the comments section below.