Killing the NES Classic Edition looks like a worse and worse idea

NES Classic Edition vs. PS4. vs Xbox One

Last month, Nintendo shocked the world when it announced the discontinuation of the NES Classic Edition. The throwback console had become a smash hit, selling out instantly any time stock appeared, but the company explained that it didn't have the resources to dedicate to producing the console beyond its limited run. Plus, with the Switch having just launched, Nintendo couldn't split its focus.

It's hard to say whether or not this was the correct decision, but there's no denying that the NES Classic would have continued to sell if Nintendo had kept shipping it. Need proof? Check the latest figures from The NPD Group, which show the NES Classic Edition was the second best-selling console of April.

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