The NES Classic Edition console was announced a few months ago and if anything it seemed more like a novel device. However its demand was surprising and was quickly sold out, leaving many gamers wanting and forcing gamers to keep an eye out for retailer availability, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that the console has sold pretty well.
According to the numbers from the NPD Group, Nintendo has apparently managed to sell a whopping 196,000 units in the US alone for the month of November. The report suggests that Nintendo could be poised to sell even more units in December, especially when you consider that it is the holiday season which means people are shopping for gifts for themselves or for loved ones.
However the only question is whether or not Nintendo is able to meet the demand. That being said, the units sold in the US seems to pale in comparison compared to Japan where last we heard, the Mini-Famicom (Japan’s version of the NES Classic) sold a staggering 260,000 units, and we can only assume those numbers have increased since.
In a way it is a bit unfortunate that these consoles are selling much better than the Nintendo Wii U did. Granted we’re not close to approaching the Wii U’s lifetime sales, but the demand does feel a lot stronger.
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