If you’re thinking about getting your hands on the NES Classic Edition, you might have heard that Nintendo had previously announced that they would be discontinuing the console. If that wasn’t official enough, Nintendo New York has tweeted that the console would officially no longer be available from the Nintendo NYC store.
Like we said this shouldn’t really have come as a surprise, but we guess it is official now and if you do want to get your hands on the console, you’ll have to turn to the likes of eBay or Craigslist or other third-party resellers or marketplaces in order to do so, however as we have previously seen, expect to pay through your nose as resellers are definitely taking advantage of this.
As of 4/27/17 the NES Classic Edition system will no longer be available for purchase at #NintendoNYC.
Also we guess you should definitely keep an eye out for scammers who will most likely be looking to cash in on this shortage/demand as well. That being said, there have been rumors that the reason for the discontinuation is because Nintendo has another console planned that could be launched later this year.
A rumor from a little over a week from the folks at Eurogamer have suggested that Nintendo could be looking to launch an SNES Mini to place the NES Classic Edition. We’re not sure if that will be happening but it could be worth keeping an eye out on.