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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Nintendo Cancels NES Classic In North America

Well, this totally sucks.

Nintendo has announced it is discontinuing the NES Classic, a scaled down version of the iconic 1980's home video game console. Released back in October, the bit-sized system became one of 2016's most-wanted and hardest-to-find items.

A representative for Nintendo of Canada confirmed cancellation of the NES Classic earlier today with CBC News: "We understand that it has been difficult for many consumers to find a system, and for that we apologize," Nintendo told IGN. "We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product."

The final shipment of gaming systems will be sent to retailers later this month.

Nintendo also told IGN that the NES Classic "wasn't intended to be an ongoing, long-term product," and that "due to high demand, we did add extra shipments to our original plans."

The NES Classic was an instant hit upon release last fall, pre-loaded with 30 classic Nintendo titles including Super Mario Bros., Legend Of Zelda and Mega Man 2.

During a February investors call, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said about 1.5-Million individual units were sold worldwide.

Source: CBC

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