Various gamers from all parts of the world have been patiently waiting for the new stocks of the Nintendo NES Classic Edition. Fortunately, Nintendo America’s President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has finally spoken and made things clearer!
In an interview with Wired, Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed the real reason behind scarcity of Nintendo NES Classic Edition. The Nintendo exec divulged that the company did not expect the demand for the console.
“We thought honestly that the key consumer would be between 30 and 40 years old, with kids, who had stepped away from gaming for some period of time. And certainly we sold a lot of systems to that consumer,” Reggie Fils-Aime has stated about the Nintendo NES Classic Edition. “But what we also see here in the Americas is that we’ve sold a lot to [fans] who just saw a compact, all-in-one opportunity to get the 30 greatest games from the NES generation.”
In other words, no one expected that Nintendo NES Classic Edition will still be a huge hit with the presence of more high-tech consoles today. Reggie Fils-Aime also revealed that the company knows about the growing demand for the classic gaming system, adding that Nintendo is doing its best to meet it.
Does this mean that more Nintendo NES Classic Edition stocks are coming soon? We’ll if you’d ask us, this might be an indirect confirmation that the company is really launching more units in the near future.
Meanwhile, Korea Portal suggested that the release of Nintendo Switch could possibly be the main reason why no Nintendo NES Classic Edition stocks have been released lately. The Japanese video gaming company, according to the report, wants to focus on more on the hybrid console right now.
However, the revelations of Reggie Fils-Aime are already a good sign that Nintendo NES Classic Edition consoles might hit game stores in the coming months. Stay tuned for more Nintendo NES Classic Edition stock news and updates!
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