Aside from the Nintendo Switch console, Nintendo’s “NES Classic Console” which the company launched during the Holiday Season of 2016 has proved to be a hot product, and extremely hard to find ever since it officially hit store shelves last November. Rumors have apparently been making their way around the web recently that Nintendo was to soon discontinue the product overseas soon, however it seems the West will be the first to stop receiving shipments of the console – a Nintendo representative confirmed to IGN recently.
“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 was also confirmed to IGN that the NES Classic Edition Console was never meant to be a long-term product for the company, but considering it’s success, it just feels like Nintendo is ending the sales a little too soon, but what do I know? Regardless, if you haven’t been able to get your hands on one of these yet, April is the last month to do so, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on social media in case your favorite retail outlet announces when they’ll be receiving shipments. I’d also call your local retail stores every Tuesday and Thursday (common product shipment dates) just to be safe.