The very popular Nintendo NES classic flew off shelves late last year.
Nintendo is still struggling with keeping up for the demand of the micro console. Having the NES fly off the shelves may seemed very good for Nintendo, but Nintendo announced that April will be the last shipments of the micro console to retail stores.
Why are the getting rid of the NES Classic?
Now this may come as a shock to many people, but to recent rumors by Eurogamer suggest that a SNES Mini Classic Edition is in production to replace the recently discontinued NES Classic Edition.
Eurogamer predicted that the SNES mini will hit store shelves Christmas this year, much like the NES had before it.
Eurogamer states, “Development of the device is already under way, our sources have indicated.”
As for now this is all a rumor and as with all rumors, take it as a grain of salt.
Although it does make sense: halt production on one product so you can focus on a new one entirely.
This isn’t the first time Nintendo has not been able to keep up with the demands of the public.
Recently the Nintendo Switch sold nearly 1 million units in its first month alone. That is on average 33,000 consoles sold each day.
Now, in late April, it is still difficult to pick one up without spending $350+ on eBay. Nintendo shifting its focus on producing more Switch consoles, plus getting a start on the holiday season doesn’t seem like a bad business move at all.
We will have to wait and see if/when the SNES Mini classic is announced.