In the midst of the excitement from the recent Nintendo Switch unveiling, Nintendo recently signified that it has not forgotten about the recent holiday hit, the NES Classic Edition.
Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aimé said in an interview with Wired that the gaming company intends to meet the high demand for the miniature console.
"What happened with NES Classic is that was a situation where the global demand was well in excess of anything we had anticipated, and that's what created shortages."
According to Nintendo Insider, Fils-Aimé recognized that the retro console and the 30 8-bit games are particularly popular among the 30 to 40-year-old demographic who were around 10 years old when the original NES gaming console was released. What the Japanese gaming company did not anticipate was the high demand in the younger generation or the "more active gamers" who wanted to get a glimpse and feel of what their parents used to play during their time.
Nintendo insiders thought that the said that the younger demographic was well-covered by existing consoles such as the Wii and the underappreciated Wii U. It turned out that the old school look and other features of the mini NES were something that appealed to everyone.
While Fils-Aimé did promise that more stocks will be made available, he did not indicate when or how many units are currently in the production line. The Nintendo America chief also signified that he is not entirely aware of the stock situation for other countries outside the United States as he mentioned that the good news he mentioned affects "consumers in the Americas".
Fils-Aimé's statement came after he was asked if the issue of lack of stock would also happen to the soon-to-be-released Nintendo Switch. He explained that the Switch will not suffer from the same predicament as the mini NES. As a matter of fact, the company will be releasing 20 million units on the day of its release.