Is the NES Classic being discontinued? Facing difficulty staying in stores since the day it released, it is quite possible with the imminent release of the Nintendo Switch that Nintendo may be discontinuing it. Check the update at the bottom of the page for US info.
Norwegian retailer Spillsjappa has posted the following statement on their Facebook page:
It’s official now.
Nes Classic has expired from sortimentet to Nordic Nintendo importer bergsala ab.
This is tragic for us and our clients when they won’t fulllevere order we let in July 2016.
There will be deliveries in March and April and then it’s over 🙁
We will contact everyone standing in line with us and those who sat in line last will get the sad news by email first.
We will still follow queue to the letter and of course those who’s first at all times will get delivered first.
We can only regret this when we first knew we soon be able to deliver to everyone and then came kontrabeskjeden that way it won’t be.
Translated via Facebook Translator
Whether this is only true for Nordic countries or a worldwide phenomena, it remains to be seen.
The NES Classic was released last year to build off of the same sense of nostalgia that made Pokemon GO a major success. Having brought the Nintendo brand back to the forefront of consumers’ minds, Nintendo will no doubt consider it a success.
EB Games Australia and GameStop have also removed their listings of NES Classic Edition and bundles. This points to a worldwide decision, rather than just localized to Scandinavia.