The childhood phenomenon for some that broke barriers in the gaming technology world is now discontinued by Nintendo less than a year after its release. The rise of Ebay and other online stores have taken it to the bid wars already since the news was dropped on everyone last week. Nintendo recently announced that it will no longer carry the already scarce supply of the tiny, fun compacted console in North America. The company claims that it will restock for the last time in stores for purchases on the item.
In a recent statement to IGN a Nintendo representative said
“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.”
According to the Nintendo rep, the NES Classic Edition intended to be a limited-run. The company intended for it to be short lived and exclusive release. In retrospect of the console being discontinued so is the controller. It is not stated whether the other countries will discontinue as well since the announcement was only made towards North America, however, Nintendo encourages consumers to get accessories from third party manufacturers if they desired to.
The simplicity of the console is plug in and play, so it has a short shelf life intentionally soon the world will be discontinued from purchasing this gaming sensation. Hey, do not fret youngins and old souls you can always make your own NES or use an emulator!