It seems that Nintendo has decided to stop production of the NES and SNES Classic editions and give up the license to print money. Seriously, these two consoles tend to leave the shelves again and again when there is a Restock, but it seems Nintendo has other plans for the technology with which they were made. Director Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter on this topic, essentially referring the company to the online library for future retro-links.
Do you have any plans to use another classic console in the future? Do you expect more games to be released on the already released classic consoles?
No additional content can be used on our classic consoles. So if you buy the console, this set will be delivered with this set content. We worked very hard for both the NES Classic and the SNES Classic to really have the best games that shaped this generation. We said that the current systems make up the scope of our classic program. We were also aware that these products, at least from the American point of view, will be available during the Christmas season. Once sold out, they are gone. And that's it. The way consumers continue to enjoy our classic content will be possible through Nintendo Switch Online. We have just released three new games ( Ninja Gaiden, Wario's Woods and Adventures of Lolo ) from the NES generation on this platform. We see this as the main way in which consumers can experience these old contents.
Although the Classic Edition consoles are no secret, they sold well, but the biggest problem Nintendo faces is that they use much of the same technology as the Nintendo Switch, as well as other tech products in the market who buy companies like Samsung and Apple. There just is not enough to go around, and it's not such a shock that they are retreating to make more switch consoles. If they've done this for a while, they'll probably be selling well in five years. What's still on the shelves is the last thing you see about both systems. Well, for now, because you never know what the future might bring.
(Last update December 14, 2018 13:28 )