Probably the biggest business blunder this year, behind United Airline’s new deplaning policy, Nintendo announced today that they are halting production of the insanely popular NES Classic.
Nintendo of America provided this statement to IGN:
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
Their plans for the NES Classic were, apparently, always short term. After the HUGE success of their first run, they did a second manufacturing.
I’m not sure WHY they want to discontinue such a money maker, but Nintendo does what Nintendo pleases.
So gobble ’em up if you see em, just don’t pull a “Shades” and start scalping them.