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Nintendo Sells 196,000 Copies Of NES Classic Edition [Daily Bloggity Entry #376]

Posted January 1st, 2017 at 2:00 PM by El Héroe Oscuro
Updated January 2nd, 2017 at 2:00 PM by El Héroe Oscuro

Nintendo Sells 196,000 Copies
Of NES Classic Edition

Date: 01 January 2017
Time: 2:18 PM ET
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You thought it was impossible to buy a classic NES? Well, the numbers definitely support this position.

The hot Nintendo item flew off the shelves last month as the demand far exceed Nintendo’s expectations. According to an analyst group that has been tracking the retro console sales, Nintendo has moved 196,000 units between the console’s launch on November 11th up to the end of the month. As a result, it has become almost seemingly impossible to get one’s hands on the gaming console without shelving out several hundred dollars from a third party site such as eBay or Amazon.

The Classic NES Edition, as stated in a previous blog entry, is essentially a retro emulator with 30 built in games from the original NES days. Priced at only $60, it has most likely been a hot seller thanks in part of it being the “perfect” present for the holidays. Such games mentioned that are included in the game are classics like Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Ice Hockey, and more. Nintendo has yet to comment on the availability of the console moving forward.

Personally, I’m actually quite surprised at the relatively low supply amount that Nintendo reportedly had. If anything, I feel like the sales from Nintendo’s eShop on the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS that were made should have been able to give a solid projection on how many consoles could have been sold. This, and the fact that the price is low compared to other consoles and it being released during the holiday season makes me believe Nintendo was wrong in their supply load.

Nonetheless, I was bummed to hear it was sold out when I went to go buy one. 196,000 systems seem relatively low to me (as y’all have probably concluded by this point.) What do you guys think? Is Nintendo too high, too low, or on the mark with their supply cache? Regardless of expenses, would you buy this? Comment below as I’d love to hear and discuss with you what you have to say about this topic!

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  1. Old Comment
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    Hasn't Nintendo often had low supply amounts for their consoles relative to their demand? Or am I just imagining that

    Still, $60 is hella cheap for a system and THIRTY games generally considered to be classics
    Posted January 1st, 2017 at 5:22 PM by Nah Nah is offline