Nintendo announced the NES Classic mini-console prior to the holiday season last year. It may have underestimated just how popular it would turn out to be as the company had quite a job on its hands throughout the holiday season as it struggled to meet demands. Hundreds of thousands of units of the NES Classic were sold across the globe but it appears that the mini-console’s time has come. Nintendo has discontinued the NES Classic in Europe as well. It did the same thing in the United States just a few days back.
It hasn’t been long since Nintendo pulled the NES Classic from its website as well as from retailers across the country. Just four days later, it has done the same thing in Europe.
A spokesperson for the company confirmed to Eurogamer “We can confirm that we are no longer manufacturing the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System. If production resumes in the future, an update will be posted on the official Nintendo website.”
It’s not like Nintendo hasn’t been clear what the purpose behind this product was. The company has previously explained that the NES Classic was never meant to be an ongoing, long-term product so it was only a matter of time before it was discontinued.
Those who have not yet been able to get their hands on one will now find it harder to come across one. Scalpers are already selling them at highly inflated prices on eBay so it may not be worth it after all.