NES Classic Edition Pulled-off 2.3 Million units sold before taking it down in the market, now that’s remarkably a lot for a supposed to be a fun little holiday gift.
“We had originally planned for this to be a product for last holiday,” Fils-Aime told Time. “We just didn’t anticipate how incredible the response would be. Once we saw that response, we added shipments and extended the product for as long as we could to meet more of that consumer demand.”
the reason for the stoppage of production was never said although Fils-Amie did hint that resources used to create NES classic will be going somewhere else. While fans are still buying NES classics from scalpers of ebay, prices are really pretty high ranging form 200$-350$, that a 400%-700% markup price from it’s original pricing.
“Even with that extraordinary level of performance, we understand that people are frustrated about not being able to find the system, and for that, we really do apologize. But from our perspective, it’s important to recognize where our future is and the key areas that we need to drive. We’ve got a lot going on right now and we don’t have unlimited resources.”
Nintendo is doing quite well for themselves as they report of Nintendo Switch as the fastest selling console in Nintendo’s history. If the pace keeps up, it would easily get past the Wii U’s sales tally.