Opinion: What Nintendo Can Learn from the NES Classic’s Failures

Last week, Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic after just six months of availability. The decision to kill off the beloved little retro box leaves it with an odd legacy. It was a neat system, but awful supply issues never allowed it to reach its potential and supply shortages left customers who wanted to buy one understandably frustrated.

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p dir=”ltr”>Despite not being able to keep it on store shelves, Nintendo reported it sold 1.5 million NES Classic systems worldwide as of January. But it could have absolutely sold even more. Clearly, there’s demand for a Nintendo-sanctioned retro gaming console. The product grabbed the attention of lapsed gamers, the kind of people who aren’t interested in buying a Nintendo Switch, New 3DS, or a 2DS. But let’s face it, even though it was popular, the NES Classic was not as cool as it could have been. It was a good first draft, but Nintendo can (and I believe inevitably will) improve on it. And the company isn’t done trying to sell devices like it.

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Author: Jose Otero

Source: IGN.com

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