The NES Classic Edition was a huge success, but its dismal stock has been a problem for Nintendo. The Nintendo NES Classic console went out of stock in its very first as well as second shipment. The second shipment arrived just in time for Christmas and it many expected it to meet the increasing customer demand this time.
However, even during the Christmas sale, Nintendo again failed to meet the customer demand and provided insufficient NES classic edition stocks.
Nintendo fails to meet demands again
If only the consoles had been available, a number of customers would have bought it even for a much higher price as it was one of the hottest Christmas presents. This being the case, the NES Classic Edition were being sold online for a whopping $200 by resellers and opportunists.
The non-availability of the NES Classic Edition stocks will greatly impact on the company's financials. It could have achieved higher revenues if they had only manufactured the consoles in more numbers.
Fils-Aime Explains Stock Problem
Recent reports coming from the Nintendo Switch console announcement revealed that Nintendo itself was very much unaware of the fact that there would be such high demands for the NES Classic console. According to Reggie Fils-Aime, CEO of Nintendo of America, the NES classic edition stock overrun was an unanticipated scenario even for Nintendo.
He further explained that the company was only targeting players in the age group of 30 years to 40 years who would have played the NES Classic titles during their early days. With this being the assumption, the company expected that the demand for the retro-console will not be as huge.
Fils-Aime also said that the good news about the NES Classic is that with the increasing demand, the company is also going to increase the supply of the consoles in the near future. The NES Mini console comes with 30 built-in retro titles such as Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Mega Man 2, Castlevania, Metroid, and more.