Update: Be quick if you’re interested! RARU secured a limited number of units, and this is very likely your last chance to secure one. Also, anyone wondering, it’s been discontinued in Europe (which includes SA) too.
Original: While most of you were having a relaxing time over the long weekend with friends and/or family Nintendo dropped the bomb so many had feared would be announced in the coming months – the NES Classic Edition has officially been discontinued.
What’s perhaps a little more scary, if you were for whatever reason still keen on buying one, is that if you did not bag a console over the weekend then you’re likely out of luck. When stock runs out this month you won’t find another NES Classic Edition again. Here is what Nintendo officially released via 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.”
This will affect European regions as well as the Japanese territory that also confirmed the discontinuation of the Famicom Classic Edition.