Nintendo fans might only have until the end of the year to get their own NES Classic and SNES Classic.
Though both NES Classic and SNES Classic performed pretty well during the five-day period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé told The Hollywood Reporter that there’s currently no plan to restock the two mini-consoles.
“We’ve … been clear that, at least from an America’s perspective, these products are going to be available through the holiday season and once they sell out, they’re gone. And that’s it,” said Fils-Aimé.
After launching the NES Classic in November 2016, Nintendo sold about 2.3 million units in just five months. The video game company discontinued the product in April 2017. But due to its demand, Nintendo re-introduced the NES Classic this past June.
The SNES Classic, meanwhile, was released in September 2017 and had sold more than 2 million units worldwide just by the end of the following month. Unlike the NES Classic, the SNES Classic never encountered any supply issues. But given Fils-Aimé’s recent reminder that both NES Classic and SNES Classic are going out of production, Nintendo fans will soon come to the point where finding either of the mini-consoles at their original prices would be very difficult.
So if you are one of those Nintendo fans out there who want to secure either one of the classic consoles before it’s too late, one of the best options is to get them in-store from retailers like Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart.
Both game systems are also available on Amazon. According to The Verge, the e-commerce marketplace says the NES Classic will be in stock on December 18th, while the SNES Classic won’t be shipping out until December 22nd.
Though Nintendo has no plans to release any nostalgia gadgets in the near future, fans can still get to enjoy classic content as the company is adding a number of old-school games to Nintendo Switch Online, which already includes NES games like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and many others. Ninja Gaiden, Wario’s Woods, and Adventures of Lolo will be added to the service this month.