Nintendo halts the NES Classic in North America
In a statement Nintendo sent to IGN, the company confirmed that it will no longer produce new mini-NES systems in North America.
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.
A representative also added that the console wasn’t exactly intended to be available for long. It’s just that the demand were high that they extended the production. As part of the discontinuation, the NES Classic Controller will no longer be available as well.Third party accessories, though, will be up to each individual manufacturer.
There’s no exact news yet whether this also means the Famicom Mini, which NES Classic’s Asian counterpart, will also be discontinued. The NES Classic Edition was launched in November 2016 and included 30 retro games for USD59.99.