It was hard to get your hands on the NES Classic Edition before, but now it’s going to be even more difficult!
According a Nintendo Representative to IGN:
“Throughout April, NOA territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year. We encourage anyone interested in obtaining this system to check with retail outlets regarding availability. We understand that it has been difficult for many consumers to find a system, and for that we apologize. We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product.”
While the NES Classic Edition was not meant to be an ongoing product, the high demand for the system caused for the continued production of the console; still failing to accommodate the massive demand for the classic system.
While the announcement is directed at the NA region, there is no word on whether world wide production will cease as well.
Better grab one while you’ve got the chance!