Nintendo still working on shipping more NES Classics, but it sold 1.5 million units



The NES Classic is a decadent, but fantastic piece of hardware for collectors. If you can find one.

In its 2016 fiscal year report, Nintendo brought us up to speed with how the ‘lil guy was doing, and it turns out that it sold quite well. The publisher is reporting a global sell-through of 1.5 million units, which is basically their entire allotment.

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima also stepped in for a few words: “We apologize to our consumers and retail partners for the inconvenience caused by product shortages. Some parts require time to procure, but we are working to increase production. We also see the nostalgic interest in these products as an opportunity to draw consumers’ attention to our latest game system, Nintendo Switch.”

This lines up with what Reggie from the US branch said recently. Let’s see if they actually follow through, or if they ship one or two units at a time to retailers, only to be picked off by scalpers.

Corporate Management Policy Briefing[Nintendo]