Tatsumi Kimishima Said That Nintendo Is Doing Its Best To End NES Classic Edition Shortage

9 March 2017, 9:18 am EST By Ceage Sotto Mobile & Apps

Nintendo continues to impress critics with a solid outing in March. The much-hyped Switch console together with "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is taking the world by storm. However, the demand for the company's archetype console, the NES Classic Edition is still high. That is due to several stock shortages that started last year.

Due to the NES Classic Edition's unexpected success, many fans were not able to buy the console due to the shortage. Frustrated consumers had to buy overpriced units at Amazon. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima did apologize for the shortage. He added that procuring the parts needed for the console takes time. However, he also said that they are doing their best to increase working production.

Kimishima's statement might signal the end of the NES Classic Edition's shortage. As of writing Amazon, Tesco, and Argos are offering online deals for the classic console. It's still not clear how long the stocks would last, the unit is currently priced at $59.99.

Market trends continue to show the console's strong sales. If ever the stocks go out again, individuals that own the NES might again take advantage of consumers. Last year, NES Classic Edition consoles sold as much as $200 in several online re-sellers. Critics say that consumers must buy the console while it's still available.

Meanwhile, Nintendo is doing their best to avoid supply shortages in the future. It's expected that more units will arrive in game stores in the following weeks.

March is a busy month for the makers of the iconic "Zelda" series. The company recently unveiled the Switch along with the console's list of games. Expect Nintendo to do its best in providing present day gamers with a plethora of gaming options. So far, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is becoming a favorite to win the game of the year award. Stay tuned for more news about the Nintendo NES Classic Edition. 

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