Nintendo Is Discontinuing Classic Mini NES Later This Month

By Mike Sousa on April 15, 2017, 6:59PM EDT

Nintendo of America announced that the Classic Mini NES is being discontinued, at least in North America. The console's final shipments will be sent out later this month in North American territories.

Throughout April, NOA 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.

NES Classic Edition wasn’t intended to be an ongoing, long-term product. However, due to high demand, we did add extra shipments to our original plans.

Statement given to IGN by a Nintendo of America representative

The NES Classic controller, which served as a companion to the NES Classic, will also be discontinued. Nintendo has yet to confirm if production of the Classic Mini NES will cease in other territories as well.

The Classic Mini NES launched last November and camed packaged with an HDMI cable, a USB cable for powering the system and a new NES controller. The console included 30 NES games pre-installed and supported multiple save states.

Source: IGN

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