According to a Nintendo rep close to IGN, the NES Classic Edition is being discontinued later this month. The source said the last shipments are being sent to stores throughout April. You can read the full statement below.

“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.”

Sad news for anyone who has yet to snag one at a reasonable price. Stay tuned to Nintendo Wire for more details as they make themselves available.


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