Following Nintendo’s lead, Atari is making its own NES Classic

Late last year, Nintendo surprised everyone by releasing a miniature replica of its classic Nintendo Entertainment System, equipped with 30 pre-installed games from '80s. In turn, consumers around the world surprised Nintendo by purchasing the retro console at an unexpected rate, forcing the company to produce more consoles than it had planned to build. In the end, Nintendo didn't come close to meeting demand, but it did show other game companies the value of mining nostalgia.

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