Game Over: Nintendo is Discontinuing the NES and SNES Classic

Oh boy. If you’ve been pondering picking up one of Nintendo’s Classic consoles—the NES Classic or SNES Classic—you may want to pull the trigger on that decision soon. After the holidays, Nintendo will stop selling both.

If you followed the NES Classic drama at all, you probably remember that Nintendo sold out of the console pretty damn quickly when it was first released. At that point, it was almost impossible to buy one without spending the insane price resellers were asking. Nintendo seemed to have learned its lesson during that debacle because the re-released NES Classic and SNES Classic both had plenty of stock available.

But as they say, all good things must come to an end. While there isn’t a firm date on when we can expect Nintendo to stop producing these consoles, it probably won’t last very long into 2019 (if at all), so now’s the time to buy if there ever was one. Otherwise, you’ll have to pick up a Switch and buy into Nintendo Online. Or, you know, roll your own retro gaming machine.

via The Verge

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