Reggie Fils-Aime Reveals How Many NES Classic Editions Shipped to Retailers Worldwide

Following the NES Classic Edition’s discontinuation earlier this month, Nintendo has revealed just how many units of the specialty hardware were shipped around the world.

Speaking to IGN, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that Nintendo “sold in 2.3 million units” worldwide since the system’s launch on November 11, 2016.

For those unfamiliar, “sell in” means units shipped to retailers to be sold through to consumers. In January, Nintendo revealed it had sold through 1.5 million NES Classic Edition units, which means at least 65 percent of that current worldwide shipped number was sold through as of February 1, 2017. Fils-Aime did not offer updated sold through numbers, however, but did say note the “NES Classic was originally planned to be a product for this past holiday.”

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