Nintendo to discontinue NES Classic

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Whether you were prioritizing the Switch or just weathering out the supply issues, it seems you may never be able to purchase your own Nintendo NES Classic as the company is discontinuing the highly in-demand console.

A Nintendo rep said to IGN: “Throughout April, NOA (North American) territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year. We encourage anyone interested in obtaining this system to check with retail outlets regarding availability. We understand that it has been difficult for many consumers to find a system, and for that we apologize. We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product.”

With last shipments of the console going out to retailers, and with only a few already reaching the hands of consumers, it can only mean a much higher resale price for the sought-after retro console.

No official statement has been released by Nintendo regarding the official status of the console or possible future Nintendo Classics products.