If you are one of those people who have been trying to get a NES Classic Edition for months, maybe it’s time to give up and call it quits. Nintendo’s tiny, plug-and-play retro console is no more.
The company says that the last shipments to North American territories will hit stores in April, so they advise buyers to check with their local retailers for availability.
So basically, the NES Classic Edition shortage is over with, which is good news. The bad news is that it is because the product won’t exist anymore. And so many people still can’t get one. It looks like the retro console was never meant to stick around, according to a statement given to IGN. “NES Classic Edition wasn’t intended to be an ongoing, long-term product,” the company said. Plus extra shipments already extended the NES Classic beyond it’s planned lifespan.
The statement does only specify that the product is discontinued for North America, so it may be possible that Japan’s Famicom Classic may be around for longer. That is something we suppose. You better get one while you can. If you can. It will not be easy. Not that it ever was. Good luck out there.
Source EngadgetFiled Under: Gaming News