Even though you can barley find them in stores right now, Nintendo‘s retro console, The NES Classic Edition, is selling rather well.
The company has sold an even 1.5 million NES Classic Edition consoles. The comes with 30 classic Nintendo games preinstalled like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid and other hit games.
The NES Classic was released last November with a limited supply. Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop sold through their inventory within a few hours of release. Ever since then, it’s been next to impossible for the retailers to keep them in stock for very long.
“We brought back the nostalgic Famicom and NES home consoles in palmsized versions and shipped the entire quantity of Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer units we initially prepared for each market,” Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said in the company’s earnings report.
“We apologize to our consumers and retail partners for the inconvenience caused by product shortages. Some parts require time to procure, but we are working to increase production. We also see the nostalgic interest in these products as an opportunity to draw consumers’ attention to our latest game system, Nintendo Switch.”
Rumor has been that Nintendo has stopped production of the console to focus on the push for the Switch. That has not been confirmed and we hope to see more in stores soon. Maybe next holiday season but cross your fingers for sometime sooner.