During a Nintendo financial briefing on Wednesday, the company’s President, Tatsumi Kimishima announced that the Super NES Classic system has sold 4 million units worldwide. It was also announced that the NES Classic will be making a comeback to retail shelves.
During fall of last year, we brought back the nostalgic Super Nintendo Entertainment System as a palm-sized home console. Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition has reached 4 million units in global sell-through.
We have announced that we will resume production for NES Classic Edition this year. We plan to continue selling NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition this year. We view them as an opportunity to garner interest in Nintendo Switch from those who have not interacted with video games in a long time, or ever. “
This is terrific news for anyone who missed out on acquiring a NES Classic system during its brief stint on store shelves. It’s also a nice sign that Nintendo is learning, “If you make it, they will buy.”
No word yet on exactly when consumers can expect to see the system again at retail. We’ll continue to keep you up-to-date as we hear more.
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Information Sources: Nintendo, Nintendo Everything