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Nintendo is Discontinuing the NES Classic Edition


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#1 nosweargamer

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:22 PM

http://www.nintendol...n_north_america

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#2 jmjustin6

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 05:07 PM

Dang i guess im never gonna find one now
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:51 PM

I saw that and just had to shake my head.  So they intentionally created scarcity of this system. 


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:13 PM

Scalper's delight.   The price on this thing will be through the roof, and availability (which was scarce) just bottomed out.

I honestly can't figure out Nintendo's thinking on this one.  They are just turning down money. 


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:21 PM

I honestly can't figure out Nintendo's thinking on this one.  They are just turning down money. 

Maybe Nintendo wants to create a cult following for the system.  It'll be forever remembered as "The one thing everybody wanted for Christmas, but couldn't find."


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:53 PM

Making room for the upcoming SNES Mini Classic?

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:15 PM

That one will be sold in even fewer numbers if they follow their current pattern!


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#8 Justin

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:46 AM

This is very frustrating  :nintendo_nes:


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:26 AM

This annoys me so much & I was lucky enough to land one by chance. I can't imagine how aggravated I'd feel if I DIDN'T have one. I will have a difficult time supporting Nintendo in any way going forward. This was basically a giant middle finger to their fans, who obviously demonstrated the desire to own one of these systems. 


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:18 AM

Making room for the upcoming SNES Mini Classic?

Making room?    I think there's a market for both.

Honestly though, Nintendo's behavior is going to reward those who snap up the SNES minis and scalp them.   It doesn't reward their fans.  

There's a reason why Nintendo hasn't competed with Microsoft or Sony since they both started making systems.


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:39 PM

Went to gamestop today. Lady told me that they seem to get 1 every week. Thats right! 1! She says it always on a random day and it sells the second it hits the floor

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:29 PM

They purposely created scarcity, which is ridiculous. 


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#13 nosweargamer

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 07:44 PM

When asked about why they are no longer making the NES Classic, Nintendo said:

 

"We don't like money"

 

 

Actually, I will be the lone wolf and say that there may be more to this story than we understand. While it's possible Nintendo created a scarcity on purpose, it's also possible the Nintendo vastly underestimated the demand there would be. Remember, both the Wii U and 3DS failed to meet sales expectations when they launched and the plug n play market had been shrinking when this was released.

 

Also, it doesn't make sense why they would stop making this unless:

1) It was not making the profit we think

or

2) The licensing deals with some of the 3rd party games were about to end. 


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:05 PM

I'm completely honest here... This is heartbreaking for me. I remember being so excited when I learned the Mini was coming out the weekend of my birthday, only to be extremely disappointed that I couldn't find one anywhere. I WANT ONE SO BADLY.

I don't guess I'll ever get one now. :(
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:15 PM

I guess I should just give up hoping I'll get a Switch, too. Don't look now, it'll probably be discontinued next week.


Feeling cynical, right now. This has ruined my day.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 10:50 PM

Speculation:  Maybe they're making a newer version -- one with more games included.

 

More likely - Maybe they just felt they were hurting their own Switch sales -- competing against themselves. 


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:15 AM

I'm clinging to a faint sliver of hope around the words, "for the year" in the update from Nintendo about the discontinuation. That and the even more telling line over in Japan that the Famicom Mini will probably return to production at a future point implies that MAYBE Nintendo is trying an Atari Flashback tactic, that of limiting sales to holiday periods only?

On the other hand, I'm probably just kidding myself.
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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:14 AM

 

 

More likely - Maybe they just felt they were hurting their own Switch sales -- competing against themselves. 

This is sadly the likely the reasoning.    All I can say is Nintendo continues to earn its spot in dead last place in the gaming industry.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:11 PM

I think they just hard an article in Forbes about that:  https://www.forbes.c...e/#43d601964c84


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:14 AM

And now this. Nintendo is Lucy & we're all Charlie Brown.

 

http://www.polygon.c...s-mini-nintendo

 

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