Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé confirmed in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter this week that the NES Classic and SNES Classic retro consoles will cease production and once the current stock for the holiday season sells out that they won’t be restocked.
This isn’t the first time that these mini consoles have had stock issues, as the NES Classic had stock issues when it released back in November 2016, resulting in rampant scalping and frustrated fans. Thankfully, a second production run has allowed fans to enjoy the 30 retro titles included. The SNES Classic, however, didn’t have such stock issues and has remained relatively easy to obtain for the most part.
All in all, if you want to get your hands on these slices of gaming history it’s advised to buy sooner rather than later. Now If only the Nintendo 64 Classic wasn’t shot down (supposedly anyway).
By HW Reynolds
Images from Nintendo UK