Nintendo’s NES Classic system has been the most hard to find item since it released back in November. The item has caused a lot of consumer frustration, and most people were hoping that Nintendo would have fixed production issues by this point. However, a recent rumor from an unnamed Scandinavian retailer suggests that Nintendo may instead be looking to end the NES Classic in certain regions.
According to NeoGAF user Roarer, the company he works for is receiving limited quantities of the system based on what he was told from their Nordic distributor Bergsala. It is estimated that their last shipments of the device will arrive in April or May.
Of course, since this is a rumor, we should always be skeptical of information like this. In fact, Nintendo said in their latest investor meeting that they intend to increase production of the NES Classic and Famicom Mini (see the bottom of page 9). However, it is possible that a single Nordic distributor could simply stop sending the NES Classic. This would mean the rumor would not affect North American markets. Still, it is unfortunate if retailers in other areas of the world are impacted by this.
What do you guys think? Is Nintendo winding down production of the NES Classic in certain areas? Will Nintendo focus mainly on their virtual console services of Switch and 3DS from now on? Let us know what you think in the comments below!