Nintendo Classic Mini NES UK stock update
According to Nintendo, the NES Classic Mini was never intended to be a long-term product, and production was only increased due to high demand.
"NES Classic Edition wasn’t intended to be an ongoing, long-term product," a spokesperson told IGN. "However, due to high demand, we did add extra shipments to our original plans."
Nintendo dropped the bombshell yesterday, telling fans that North American territories would receive the last shipments of the year in April.
"Throughout April, NOA territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year.
"We encourage anyone interested in obtaining this system to check with retail outlets regarding availability.
"We understand that it has been difficult for many consumers to find a system, and for that we apologise. We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product."
What's less clear is what this means for UK customers.
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The statement only mentions North America, and also says that shipments are stopping for this year.
This suggests that the Nintendo Classic Mini NES could return in the future.
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It's also possible that UK and European shipments could continue after April, but it seems unlikely.
Express Online has contacted Nintendo for clarification about the status of the Nintendo Classic Mini NES in the UK, and will update the article when we have more information.
Hopefully Nintendo will move on to the SNES Mini Classic, and actually produce enough units to satisfy demand.
The only places you're guaranteed to find the NES Mini right now is on eBay, at CEX or via Amazon third-party sellers. Unfortunately, however, prices have been greatly inflated.
The Nintendo Classic Mini NES features games like Final Fantasy, the original Super Mario Bros Trilogy, The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania and Mega Man 2.
Unlike the original NES, players can pick up where they left off, without inputting passwords or keeping the console on all night.
A full list of Nintendo Classic Mini games can be found below:
- Balloon Fight
- BUBBLE BOBBLE
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
- Donkey Kong
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
- Dr. Mario
- FINAL FANTASY®
- GHOSTS‘N GOBLINS™
- Ice Climber
- Kid Icarus
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Mario Bros.
- MEGA MAN™ 2
- NINJA GAIDEN®
- Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
- SUPER C™
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 2
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Tecmo Bowl™
- The Legend of Zelda
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link