Feb 17, 2017 02:21 AM EST
Nintendo has affirmed that production of its small console, the NES Classic Edition will continue. In the midst of reports this week that production of the rare console will soon come to a stop, Nintendo has reassured fans this is not true and production of the NES Mini will continue.
As indicated by TechRadar, Nintendo released an announcement suppress any rumors that they were wanting to stop the production of the console, saying "Production for the Nintendo Classic Mini: NES continues, and NOE [Nintendo of Europe] will keep on shipping units to retail regularly." With that at the top of the priority list, while Nintendo didn't affirm exactly for how long the console will continue with, it seems to be for a long period of time, which should help ease current stock issues with the console
Speculations around the NES Classic's future started a week ago when a NeoGAF client claiming to work for a "large nordic retailer" posted that production of the console is set to arrive at an end. As per Geek, the user affirmed that his store will get "a couple of more shipments before everything becomes scarce." The user also asserted that the store would get its last shipment in either April or May and the company will most likely be unable to fullfill all orders that have been put up so far.
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While Nintendo may as of now have plans to keep delivering the retro reboot console, a large portion of the company's endeavors are probably going to be centered around the Nintendo Switch. The company's seventh major home console is set to be released on March 3 and Nintendo is quick to guarantee that a similar stock accessibility issues from the NES Classic Mini aren't repeated. That being stated, pre-order accessibility with retailers has been limited ahead of the console's release one month from now.