A sad note for Nintendo Entertainment System classic enthusiasts, the gizmos won’t be available anymore after they sell out from the market this holiday. Speaking in an interview a couple of days ago, Nintendo’s president Reggie Fils-Aimé cleared out the air on the contentious issue, that has since startled classic gamers. Nintendo will be terminating the production and support for two of their classic consoles, the NES and SNES classic devices. The very first of the company’s NES consoles debuted on July 15, 1983, and since then the series has survived for decades till now.
In the interview, Reggie told The Hollywood Reporter that upon the selling out, the manufacturer does not intend to release any new game updates nor newer versions of the old consoles. This hypothetically tells you that in the coming years the remaining SNES devices won’t go at the standard retail price that we were used to. With rarity, comes price hikes.
In particular, the NES was a hot cake for the Japanese video game company. After its release in 2016, the console literally sold out within days. However, with the SNES, the manufacturer got a little smarter and produced more devices making it considerably easy to come by the consoles. This new revelation further confirms what most die-hard NES classic fans were speculating.
Nintendo wants to bring its classic experience to newer console models instead of producing and supporting antiquated devices. Let’s face it, the all-new Nintendo Switch online provides a far better gaming experience than all the traditional entertainment systems. It makes sense to bring all the old games in the new thing that can support both the old and the new content.
Games from the older devices like Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and many others could soon be available on the Switch. For instance, the company has plans underway to make Wario’s Woods, Adventures of Lolo and Ninja Gaiden available on their online based gaming service via Nintendo Switch.