The Nintendo NES and SNES Classic systems have had an interesting time in the last couple of years. Initially, consumers tried to get NES consoles in their hands, because the items were sold out faster than they arrived, but things slowly began to improve over time and SNES was generally much smoother. Despite the fact that some fans were abandoned early, consoles surpassed more than 10 million units.
But what about the future of this tiny, retro machine? Well, the Nintendo Reggie Fils-Aime interviewed The Hollywood Reporter revealed that these two products will not be restored after the holiday season. After a quick reminder that these current systems will be "volume [Nintendo’s] classical program, "he continues to talk about how this classic console seems to end in the era.
"We have also clearly understood that at least from the American perspective, these products will be available during the holiday season, and as soon as they sell, they will no longer be. And that's it. How consumers can continue to take part in our classic material through the Nintendo Switch Online, and we just released three new games (Ninja Gaiden, Wario's Woods and Lolo's adventures) from generation of NES to this platform. We perceive this as the main way in which consumers will be able to experience this inherited content. "
Only last month Regy described NES and SNES Classics as "limited time options" that were created to bridge the gap between Wii U and Switch, so this latest news is less surprising. That being said, it seems strange to us that Nintendo will not be willing to maintain the available stock to a certain extent – the company highly valued its inherited content, and this includes its own systems.
If you have not yet received one of these two consoles in your version, maybe now is the time to go ahead and get one. Tell us in comments if you plan to buy one before the holidays.