Released November 11, 2016- NES Classic Edition
It was one year ago on this day that the NES Classic Edition launched Worldwide!
The system was Nintendo’s most anticipated piece of collectible hardware in years. Pretty well everyone wanted it. Unfortunately, the big N short shipped the system basically everywhere. Many big-box retail stores got as many as 12 units in on launch day. Leading to long lines of disappointed fans.
The NES Classic Edition contained 30 of what Nintendo considered to be the best NES games they could get the licenses for. Such as Super Mario Bros 3 and Contra, as well as simple puzzle games like Dr.Mario and epic RPGs like The Legend of Zelda. It was no wonder people young and old wanted one. Just to go back to the nostalgic days we love or show their kids what gaming was in the 80’s and early 90’s.
Nintendo disappointed many by only managing to sell a total number of 2.5 million units. Leaving behind a frothing demand for the system and ultimately discontinuing production in April of 2017.
Fortunately, though, they seemed to learn there lesson with the release of the Super NES Classic Edition, as well as promising to re-release the NES Classic Edition at a later date.
Were you one of the lucky few who picked it up? If so, are you still enjoying it today? let us know in the comments down below!