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Talking Point: Why Did Nintendo Give Up On Its ‘Classic Edition’ Concept So Soon?

Does it truly hate making money?

We don’t exist in a bubble here at Nintendo Life, and there’s many a time we’ve glanced over other sites and spotted a feature that makes us jealous we didn’t think of writing it first. One such piece is this excellent RetroBeat feature by Mike Minotti over on VentureBeat, which asks one very reasonable question: Hey Nintendo, remember those cool mini-consoles?

It’s amazing to think that Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition back in 2016, before the Switch had made it to market. Our news story covering the announcement was one of the most popular of the entire year, and the console went on to sell a whopping 3.6 million units worldwide before Nintendo pulled it from production. It followed up with the SNES Classic Edition in 2017 – which sold 5.28 million – but hasn’t produced any other micro-consoles since then.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

Does it truly hate making money?

We don’t exist in a bubble here at Nintendo Life, and there’s many a time we’ve glanced over other sites and spotted a feature that makes us jealous we didn’t think of writing it first. One such piece is this excellent RetroBeat feature by Mike Minotti over on VentureBeat, which asks one very reasonable question: Hey Nintendo, remember those cool mini-consoles?

It’s amazing to think that Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition back in 2016, before the Switch had made it to market. Our news story covering the announcement was one of the most popular of the entire year, and the console went on to sell a whopping 3.6 million units worldwide before Nintendo pulled it from production. It followed up with the SNES Classic Edition in 2017 – which sold 5.28 million – but hasn’t produced any other micro-consoles since then.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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