Nintendo has already confirmed that Nintendo NES Classic edition has been discontinued in North America. The last shipments are expected to be delivered in April – May 2017. In what comes as a huge disappointment to all Nintendo Classic fans, the company has also announced that it plans to stop the production once and for all. Just five months after bringing the product to the market, the company has decided to part ways with one of the most popular Nintendo products ever manufactured.
Nintendo tells why it discontinued the NES Classic edition
Nintendo has announced that the last shipments will be shipped until May end. Fans are still wondering as to why the company has decided to put an end to such an amazing product. UK enthusiasts were given a ray of hope when Nintendo had assured that the production has ended “for now” but that there’s a possibility of production resuming in the future. Sadly, this may not happen.
The company has offered an explanation as to why it has discontinued Nintendo Classic edition. Nintendo has sold over 2.3 million units worldwide so far. According to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo had never planned for such an overwhelming response. It had only planned to launch the product for last holiday.
“We had originally planned for this to be a product for last holiday. We just didn’t anticipate how incredible the response would be. Once we saw that response, we added shipments and extended the product for as long as we could to meet more of that consumer demand”, Fils-Aime said.
However, what’s kind of ridiculous is the fact that Nintendo doesn’t consider Classic edition as its future and is not willing to spend resources on continuing this product.
“Even with that extraordinary level of performance, we understand that people are frustrated about not being able to find the system, and for that we really do apologize. But from our perspective, it’s important to recognize where our future is and the key areas that we need to drive. We’ve got a lot going on right now and we don’t have unlimited resources.”
Well, we didn’t expect this from you Nintendo!
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