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Posted 4/13/17 , edited 4/15/17
www.gamasutra.com/view/news/296085/Nintendo_is_discontinuing_the_NES_Classic_Edition.php

nintendo loves the attention..

the price will jump again after this


honestly ? if you want to play old NES games.. just use your pc/laptop or mobile devices

NES games can be emulate via the browser- save that $100-$200 instead... unless you intend to sell at back at a higher price..
Posted 4/13/17
I bought one for $60. I'm okay with that. I've spent more on the same amount of games...lol
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Posted 4/13/17
Can't sell those old NES games on the Switch Eshop for way too much money (or pretend that "giving them away" with a Switch Online Subscription has actual value) when you could just buy a NES Classic...
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Posted 4/13/17
Looks like I better get my hands on one soon.
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Posted 4/15/17

ninjitsuko wrote:

I bought one for $60. I'm okay with that. I've spent more on the same amount of games...lol


you waited in line for it for something?

it's always "out of stock" around here...
Posted 4/16/17

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you waited in line for it for something?

it's always "out of stock" around here...


I waited for the NES Classic - two hours in front of Gamestop on release date. The funny thing is that the employee was confused, as he didn't really think of anything "special" about the NES Classic. I had already ordered a Famicom Mini from Amazon.jp. My girlfriend was focused on the Classic (which, she's not that much of a gamer), so I decided to wait outside for one.
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Posted 4/16/17
The thing that I find fucking hilarious about this, is the fact that NOA was all THERE'LL BE ENOUGH FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO COME YO!

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We're discontinuing the product since it was never meant to be anything but a limited time product.

Yeah fuck you Nintendo, I was waiting for demand to drop so I ya know...actually fucking buy one since it was never "actually" sold in stores-_-
Posted 4/18/17

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The thing that I find fucking hilarious about this, is the fact that NOA was all THERE'LL BE ENOUGH FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO COME YO!

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We're discontinuing the product since it was never meant to be anything but a limited time product.

Yeah fuck you Nintendo, I was waiting for demand to drop so I ya know...actually fucking buy one since it was never "actually" sold in stores-_-


The problem was that they did have a few "runs" with deliveries to retailers and they were sold out nearly on the spot. BestBuy and Target, for example, both kept publishing when they were going to have NES Classics in-stock, so people would wait outside and camp for them. So they were sold in stores, multiple times ... just that not everyone is going to no-life it to get one. Those that do were the ones who got one. Getting one online was next to impossible regardless of the retailer.

Basically, there were enough for the holidays but people camped them out like crazy. By holidays, they meant "December 2016" not "December 2017". :/
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Posted 4/18/17

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HopexLight wrote:

The thing that I find fucking hilarious about this, is the fact that NOA was all THERE'LL BE ENOUGH FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO COME YO!

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We're discontinuing the product since it was never meant to be anything but a limited time product.

Yeah fuck you Nintendo, I was waiting for demand to drop so I ya know...actually fucking buy one since it was never "actually" sold in stores-_-


The problem was that they did have a few "runs" with deliveries to retailers and they were sold out nearly on the spot. BestBuy and Target, for example, both kept publishing when they were going to have NES Classics in-stock, so people would wait outside and camp for them. So they were sold in stores, multiple times ... just that not everyone is going to no-life it to get one. Those that do were the ones who got one. Getting one online was next to impossible regardless of the retailer.

Basically, there were enough for the holidays but people camped them out like crazy. By holidays, they meant "December 2016" not "December 2017". :/


They should've worded it better then *Bawls*
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Posted 4/18/17
Never could find one.. Baffled by Nintendo's decision on this.. They incorrectly forcast the popularity and then discontinue the product when they realize it was a hit..
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Posted 4/18/17

HopexLight wrote:

The thing that I find fucking hilarious about this, is the fact that NOA was all THERE'LL BE ENOUGH FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO COME YO!

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We're discontinuing the product since it was never meant to be anything but a limited time product.

Yeah fuck you Nintendo, I was waiting for demand to drop so I ya know...actually fucking buy one since it was never "actually" sold in stores-_-


the scalpers will be all over this

pretty sure these systems will be seeling for $250-$300+
Posted 4/18/17
Too bad.
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Posted 4/20/17
I feel like the NES Classic was just a badly done way for Nintendo to jump into the nostalgia wagon.
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Posted 4/24/17
i heard Bestbuy is restocking the NES classic .

i checked their website it's still out of stock though.. it's a waste of time now...

the scalpers probably got most of the systems now..
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Posted 4/24/17 , edited 4/24/17
I'm personally indifferent about it. I'll just emulate the games on my PC, and if I wanted the real thing, I'll buy the real NES (which is ironically cheaper than what the NES Classic goes for online), or one of those clone devices, like the RetroN 5, or the Analogue NT/NT mini, if I wanted superior image quality for NES games.

The target audience for the NES Classic is for anyone who wants to play NES games officially and doesn't care about them being emulated, can't/won't emulate them on their own, can't afford buying them individually on the Virtual Console or afford more than sixty dollars (or hundreds, if you look at the online prices) to do so; all rather oddly specific situations to be in to be in the market for one of those things. While it's a shame that a decent product is being removed from shelves after a few months, it's not like the product was that much better than the others.

If you really want to play those games and don't care about it being emulated, just emulate them yourself on your own computer: the developers for those games have either moved on to their newer products or no longer participating in videogame development (or in the case of entire companies, left the industry or even stopped existing). You won't cut into their salaries by doing so, and it saves you money.
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