NES Classic Mini Discontinued Worldwide

NES Classic Mini Discontinued Worldwide

Nintendo has confirmed that the NES Classic Mini – a small system, designed to look like the company’s first home console from the eighties – has been discontinued worldwide. Manufacturing has stopped altogether, meaning if you know a store that has one, now is your last chance to grab it.

"We can confirm that we are no longer manufacturing the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System," said a Nintendo spokesperson to Eurogamer. "If production resumes in the future, an update will be posted on the official Nintendo website."

We'll update this story if Nintendo Australia comments on specific Oceanic distribution, and if it happens to vary.

The NES Classic Mini launched late last year. The system came built-in with emulated versions of popular games, including The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Castlevania.

Did you ever manage to get your hands on an NES Classic Mini? How many did you see in the wild? Let us know in the comments below!



 

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Comments Comments (15)

 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 8:38 AM
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Nice, now let those few people who have one sell them for insane prices, good job Nintendo!
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 8:43 AM
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I really wish they would explain why, as I believe the sales have been good.

Did they run out of a specific part that has become hard/expensive to source?
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 8:47 AM
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Its usually Instock at the Local EB I just dont see it being good value for $120. 80% of the games dont interest me.
Hopefully the reason they stopped selling it is because they are going to have a kick ass virtual console for switch and dont want competition.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 8:58 AM
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Just like when Amiibo's first launched, basically any time there is any stock of these online (Warehouse has had them on sale once every couple of months on their daily deals site - at retail price LOL) they're all sold out in a matter of minutes... Only to show up on Trademe for double the asking price, or in the case of the extra controller 3 -4 time the asking price.

I hope Nintendo is releasing a better Virtual Console (that allows you to keep access to your games as you upgrade systems over the generations) so that they can really cut into the artificial demand created by the scalpers...
 
 
 
Posted by toner
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 9:18 AM
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So dumb. So, so dumb. Nintendo is sitting on a gold mine but they choose to not make more. A hardcore Nintendo fan would totally buy a Switch and NES Classic to add to their collection, virtual console be damned.
 
 
 
Posted by Xenojay
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 9:31 AM
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19 April 2017, 08:43 AM Reply to drunk_monk
I really wish they would explain why, as I believe the sales have been good.

Did they run out of a specific part that has become hard/expensive to source?
Apparently it's to do with the units being easy to homebrew, so Nintendo wanted to stop that from happening.
 
 
 
Posted by Ryzlin
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 10:05 AM
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I've seen so many of these. And quite a few of my work friends have them too. Even if you hate preordering, it's things like these (especially Nintendo) that you have to preorder. I used to tell at least five people a day that we didn't have any to sell. I'm not even exaggerating in the slightest. After the second shipment I still had people trying to preorder them, but they just didn't exist.
 
 
 
Posted by Nick2016NZ
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 10:07 AM
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19 April 2017, 09:18 AM Reply to toner
So dumb. So, so dumb. Nintendo is sitting on a gold mine but they choose to not make more. A hardcore Nintendo fan would totally buy a Switch and NES Classic to add to their collection, virtual console be damned.
It's almost as if they don't like money at times. Weird Nintendo.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 12:06 PM
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19 April 2017, 10:07 AM Reply to Nick2016NZ
It's almost as if they don't like money at times. Weird Nintendo.
Well if they really liked money they would probs become multiplat developers and make a sh*t load more as a publisher.
 
 
 
Posted by Ron
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 2:09 PM
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Got 1 on launch w/ a 2nd controller. Ironically I run it off the USB port on my ps4. Really nice idea, just wish it had more games, but would love a snes version too.
 
 
 
Posted by Unfathomable-Ruination
On Wednesday 19 Apr 2017 2:27 PM
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Such a shame that scalpers are s making it hard for genuine buyers to get their hands on one at a fair price.
 
 
 
Posted by Ryzlin
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 12:09 AM
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19 April 2017, 10:07 AM Reply to Nick2016NZ
It's almost as if they don't like money at times. Weird Nintendo.
Nintendo has, and probably will, always run on a scarcity model. That's why people are still paying an arm and a leg for Pokemon GBA/C and DS games. At least outside of Japan they do. I sold a copy of Fire Red, out of box for $60 a month ago.
 
 
 
Posted by Unfathomable-Ruination
On Thursday 20 Apr 2017 1:20 AM
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A SNES Mini has been rumoured as well, I wonder how that will pan out....

http://au.ign.com/articles/2017/04/19/nintendo-will-reportedly-release-snes-classic-edition-this-year
 
 
 
Posted by siamese
On Friday 21 Apr 2017 4:42 PM
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I just bought one through EB online. So they aren't all sold out.

Hate EB and its my first ever purchase through them but it had to be done.
 
 
 
Posted by maxnaughty
On Monday 1 May 2017 7:14 PM
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Grabbed the last two in stock at EB Games, then sold one on eBay for US$352!