News tagged: NES Classic Edition
Nintendo has recently officially discontinued the NES Classic and although there were some rumours that the production might start again, it's unlikely that will see new units. The company confirmed that the final shipments of the mini-console are reaching stores this month and
Nintendo is going to release a mini Classic Edition of the SNES later this year, reports Eurogamer. The console, which will be similar to the NES Classic Edition, is said to becoming "in time for Christmas this year." It may come out around November of this year.
Once it was revealed Nintendo would be discontinuing the NES Classic Edition, the console began selling much faster on eBay and resale values increased significantly. On April 13, eBay users were purchasing the system at a rate of one console per 2 minutes.
Earlier this year, Nintendo announced that its extremely popular NES Classic Edition, which sold in 1.5 million units, is no longer available for sale and that the production has ended. Many were surprised why Nintendo did that, but reportedly the console could be coming back.
Although it's only been out since late 2016 and is a popular product, Nintendo is discontinuing the NES Classic Edition in North America. If you weren't able to get it already, you may never get a new unit. The last shipments will reach North America this month.
Both the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo NES Classic Edition returned to Best Buy earlier today. The retailer announced their availability on Twitter, confirming "limited quantities" would be sold beginning at 10 a.m. PT on March 29. Both have been hard to come by.
Nintendo's NES Classic Edition was the third best-selling game console during January 2017. NPD reports the system came in ahead of the Wii U and behind the PS4 and Xbox One. The NES Classic's ranking was due to its high sales of 1.5 million units since its launch.
Over 1.5 million units of the NES Classic Edition have sold globally, reports Nintendo. The figure was revealed by company president Tatsumi Kimishima during an earnings briefing. Significant demand for the device led to the NES Classic being out of stock.
Hackers have successfully brought an additional 30 games to the NES Classic Edition. Videos of the mod working show the NES Classic running River City Ransom, Bucky O'Hare, and other titles. Those games aren't included in the official lineup from Nintendo.
Just as it has come out with a re-release of the NES, Nintendo might be planning a re-release for the Super NES. A trademark bot on Twitter recently shared an image of an SNES controller that was included in relevant documents filed by the games company.
Limited quantities of the NES Classic Edition will be available from Best Buy beginning December 20. The $60 console is going to be sold by retail stores, but it's not clear how limited the stock is. No sales will be taking place over the company's website.
It's no wonder the NES Classic Edition sold out in the United States. NPD Group reports Nintendo sold around 196,000 units of the system just in November. It sells for $60 and includes an NES Classic Controller and 30 original NES games. The device launched on November 11.
The NES Classic Edition is in high-demand even though many users say its controller cable is far too short. To fix that problem, 8Bitdo has launched the Retro Receiver, a Bluetooth adapter. It'll be sold with a controller from Analogue, but you can use other controllers.
Nintendo's NES Classic Edition console sold out within minutes of its launch last week and stats from eBay demonstrate how high the demand has been. eBay says it sold a unit every 18 seconds on launch day. Even after the demand declined, sales have remained high.
It's been difficult to find the NES Classic Edition for an even remotely reasonable price ever since it launched, but Walmart says it will offer limited quantities through the rest of this week. Until November 18, its website will make "limited quantities" available each day.