NES Classic Mini Prices Go Up After Nintendo Announced that they are Being Discontinued
It was announced by Nintendo, that their hot retro item, the NES Classic Mini, is being discontinued, at least in North America. After this announcement it was no surprise that the prices of the NES Classic Mini went up in Amazon, eBay and other online retailers.
Check out an screenshot of the lowest prices that people are selling the console:
“Throughout April, NOA territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year,” Nintendo said in a statement to IGN.
“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 apologise. We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product.”
Nintendo further noted to IGN that the “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 Classic Mini launched last November for £50 / $60, though stock shortages drastically inflated the price on reselling sites like eBay. As of now, the limited edition console seems to go for roughly two to three times its asking price on eBay.
The platform comes preloaded with 30 classic NES games, though you can’t buy more. The selection is pretty good though.
For more information on the NES Classic Mini, visit its official website.