If you are one of the many video game fans who have been waiting for the right opportunity to purchase the hard to find (at retail price anyways) NES Classic Edition, I'm afraid I have some bad news. Nintendo has announced that they have discontinued the hugely popular plug-and-play system.
What this means is that the last shipment will hit store this month. Once those supplies are sold out, it's done.
According to a statement from Nintendo, this was the plan all along. “NES Classic Edition wasn’t intended to be an ongoing, long-term product. However, due to high demand, we did add extra shipments to our original plans,” the company said.
Along with the discontinuation of the Classic NES Edition, Nintendo will be ending production on NES Classic Controller. The controller was also compatible with the Wii and Wii U.