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The NES Classic Is Ceasing Manufacture - But Why?

One News Page Staff Tuesday, 18 April 2017 ()
The NES Classic Is Ceasing Manufacture - But Why?by

Despite the launch of the already hugely successful Nintendo Switch, the Japanese firm has already made a buck or two off their immensely popular NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of their first home console with 30 pre-loaded games and HDMI output. If anything, fans were holding out for more consoles to emerge on store shelves so that they could relive retro gaming in a whole new quality. However, despite its colossal popularity, it was announced recently that Nintendo would no longer be producing the console for the US, making the product something of a collector’s item.

The NES Classic was already very sought-after. It’s not hard to understand why, but some are proposing that the console was created and released to help promote Nintendo as a brand – and that the sheer take-up of the machine was somewhat unprecedented. The question does somewhat remain – why would Nintendo choose to cease production on a unit that is bringing back the brand loyalty and millions in revenue that they’ve been seeking after the relative failure of their Wii U console?

Nintendo, arguably, are really trying to push their Switch console – while it is still very much in its infancy, many see the Switch as Nintendo’s potentially final chance to make a return to form in the console market, with Sony and Microsoft largely having taken the share of audiences in recent years. Therefore, the Switch is perhaps set to be the sole focus of the firm’s attention – and, they hope, the sole focus of fans.

If anything, the NES Classic was meant to be a celebration of the firm’s past and their fantastic IPs – it was perhaps never intended to be the crowd-winning success that it turned out to be. Never underestimate the power of retro – some of Nintendo’s biggest revenue off the Wii and Wii consoles were thought to come from their Virtual Console line-ups, which provided players with the opportunity to play NES, SNES and even N64 and Sega games on their current home consoles. Many fans are, of course, hoping that the Virtual Console will return. At present, the Switch is slowly, but steadily, building a library of solid original games.

If you own a NES Classic, it’s likely that you have a collectible rarity on your hands – keep hold of it while you can as it will likely skyrocket in value in the years to come!

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