NES Classic Edition Sold Out: A clever ploy to keep consumers excited for the Nintendo Switch

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The unbelievable news is out that the NES Classic Edition has run out of stocks and people are looking for more. Nintendo did not expect that people would receive the console so warmly. It even drew some attention from its competitors. With all these hullabaloos, one wonders whether the NES Classic Edition serves as the company’s gauge regarding the people’s love for the company.

Nintendo has been considered innovative even before Xbox and PlayStation dominated the console world. The NES Classis was just one of its successful consoles. Aside from that, it also introduced the handheld GameBoy and the Wii. However, the Wii U was a disappointment and it all went downhill from there. Some game developers even stopped sending their game titles to the platform because sales were disappointing. It finally announced that it will stop selling the Wii U in North America.

Now comes the Nintendo Switch and the company hopes to regain its foothold in the console war. Some experts say that if the Switch fails, it will be really the end of Nintendo. Despite the warm acceptance it received during its launch, others still doubt whether it will really do well or not. One of those who are not sure about the Switch’s performance is EA CFO Blake Jorgensen.

“We’re excited for Nintendo, it’s an interesting device. But I can’t yet predict how broad it’s going to be, and [if people will] be interested in a portable device alongside their regular portable device that they have,” he said.

Nintendo might not also be sure about the Switch; thus, releasing the NES Classic Edition will give them some sort of idea whether people are still interested in a Nintendo-made console. The NES can also serve as a primer – if the original Nintendo console is good, how much more the new one that is coming soon?

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