Nintendo has discontinued the NES Classic Edition

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While attention might be focused in on the Nintendo Switch, many are still hunting to get their hands on the company’s other recent console release, the NES Classic Edition. Released last year, this $59 console was one of the hottest holiday gifts on the market, and to this day it’s still hard to find.

Unfortunately, that stock is going to get even harder to find, as Nintendo has very randomly made the decision to discontinued the NES Classic Edition, seemingly for no reason…

In a statement to IGN, Nintendo confirmed that it was sending out the final shipments of the NES Classic this month. While that hurts for anyone who was still hunting for a unit, it’s not like Nintendo wasn’t planning this from the beginning. According to the company, the NES Classic was supposed to only go on sale for a limited time but was extended due to the extremely¬†high demand.

So far, this announcement only applies to North America, so it’s possible that the company still plans to sell it overseas. However, regardless of what lies in store for the NES Classic, you probably won’t find one in stock anytime soon…

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.

Source: IGN