Nintendo has announced that they are going to discontinue the NES Classic Edition. The last shipments will go out to retailers later throughout this month.
This is a statement form Nintendo:
“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.”
It’s also said tha the NES Classic Edition was never meant to be an ongoing, long-term product. It’s already outlived the original plan due to popular demands. However, it is only said to discontinue the product in North America so far, and it’s unsure if the product will be discontinued worldwide as well.
The NES Classic Edition was first launched on November 10th, 2016, six months ago. The product has a bumpy history with supply shortage since launch.