Hear the news? Nintendo of America discontinued the NES Classic last week. Yep, that little $60 console that’s sold out immediately everywhere since launching last holiday? That emulator that goes on eBay for double, triple and quadruple its price? That’s the one.
They discontinued it. The internet being what it is, well, it descended on the husk of the NES Classic and made a quick buck.
NES Classics on eBay that day, the auction site told Polygon, were going for more than $300 a pop, and each system was selling at a rate of roughly once every two minutes.
Supply? Meet demand…
We still don’t know why Nintendo of America canceled the NES Classic. They’ve offered no clear reason. The console is clearly still in demand as folks are paying five or six times its retail cost just to get their hands on one.
It sucks that they even have to, quite frankly. Nintendo should have made more or supported it longer. It hasn’t even been out a year yet, and this is how consumers have to get one. If they make an SNES Classic, pre-order it.