Game over, man! The NES Classic is discontinued planet-wide

Well, it was fun while it lasted. The NES Classic Edition (it went by several names, but you know what I mean) was the must-have item of the holidays and pretty much ever since, owing to short supply of the compact retro gaming console. And Nintendo just confirmed that it was indeed ending production of the device in Europe, the last region they were still officially available.

A Nintendo representative told Eurogamer that the company is “no longer manufacturing the Nintendo Classic Mini.” This was previously confirmed for the US and Japan, but there was a glimmer of hope that it might, for some strange reason, live on in Europe. It was not to be.

If you’re anything like the other 7 billion people on this planet, you’re probably wondering why Nintendo would voluntarily stop…

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