Nintendo has confirmed that production on the miniature NES console has been discontinued worldwide.
The NES Classic Edition has struggled with supply issues since it was first released in November, with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime saying that the console was intended to be for adults “who grew up playing NES as a kid…but had stepped away from the gaming category.” However, the console’s unexpected popularity among “more active gamers” led to more demand than the company had prepared for.
Last week, Nintendo stated that the final shipments of the NES Classic Edition would be hitting North America this month, stating 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.” Shortly after, is was revealed that production on the Famicom Classic Edition had also ceased.
Now, Nintendo has now officially confirmed in a statement to Eurogamer that production on the console has stopped.
“We can confirm that we are no longer manufacturing the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System,” a Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer. “If production resumes in the future, an update will be posted on the official Nintendo website.”
A quick look at ebay shows multiple listings for the NES Classic Edition, ranging anywhere from around $200 to $500 as of the time of this posting.