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"last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year"

Sounds to me like Nintendo is banking on the fact that people will go insane the next time they come out.

They realised that people are willing to pay 3-4x the MSRP for these things so what they could very well be intending to do is resell them at a much higher price later in the future.

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They realised that people are willing to pay 3-4x the MSRP for these things so what they could very well be intending to do is resell them at a much higher price later in the future.

We knew this was going to happen! +1, 2 U
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That is the most Nintendo thing Nintendo could have done.
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But why stop selling it? Nintendo makes no sense some times.

Velvet roping.

The movie and TV industry is notorious for it.
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Velvet roping.

The movie and TV industry is notorious for it.

Yep. Temporarily discontinuing something to gauge overall demand, and then putting it back on the market if demand is high enough. Pretty much every industry does this.
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Velvet roping.

The movie and TV industry is notorious for it.

Yep. Temporarily discontinuing something to gauge overall demand, and then putting it back on the market if demand is high enough. Pretty much every industry does this.

At higher price if the demand is high enough, which it is for this little system.

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At higher price if the demand is high enough, which it is for this little system.

And if I know one thing about this fanbase: if you jack it, they'll come anyway!
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Some are saying that it's because they might want to do a few things next:

1. Promote a virtual console on the Switch with the same games, thus making money on the software without having to make extra hardware, while selling more Switch consoles;

2. Eventually redesign the NES Classic Edition to make it more locked down because people were figuring out how to install other game ROMs and even Linux on it;

3. Re-release the above in nr. 2 with a higher price to prevent some loss of sales from nr. 1 and also receive a higher percentage of the money that the people on auction sites were getting and buyers were willing to pay.
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But why stop selling it? Nintendo makes no sense some times.
Oh, it's quite sensible. When your current products are inferior to your past products, the prerogative is to disconnect the past products.

Nintendo's just taking a page out of MS's handbook, here.
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I never heard of this till now, so Nintendo remade the orginal NES, and sold it? That is so cool, they better remake the SNES and N64 that was my generation.
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