NES Classic Edition was the third best-selling console in January

NES Classic Edition was the third best-selling console in January

by Ron Duwell |

The NPDs are out for January, and the PlayStation 4 wrapped up another routine month of perching on top as the best-selling console with the Xbox One just below it. However, the third place victor is the real story here as Nintendo has risen through the ranks to make its mark… and no thanks to the Wii U, either.

We’re talking about the NES Classic Edition. Nintendo’s $60 mini console, which has reportedly sold 1.5 million units since its launch, was the third best-selling console in January. Shortages during the holiday season pushed many potential buyers into the post-Christmas season, boosting January’s numbers for jilted customers.

Word of shortages and an expensive secondary market still plague the console everywhere it turns up, so it is likely that not everyone who wants one has one yet.

NES Classic Edition was the third best-selling console in January
NES Classic Edition was the third best-selling console in January
NES Classic Edition was the third best-selling console in January
NES Classic Edition was the third best-selling console in January
NES Classic Edition was the third best-selling console in January
NES Classic Edition was the third best-selling console in January

Still a vital part of Nintendo’s long-term plans, I suppose

The success of this mini-console, even in the face of shortages, has to please Nintendo. The company has always been one of the best when it comes to profiting from nostalgia, and it has stated that releases like this are part of a long-term plan. If the enthusiasm for 30 retro games can eclipse even Nintendo’s main console, just for a month, it shows that there is plenty of burning desire for more.

We’ll be seeing a product like this again soon. I guarantee it.

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RatchetFoxWarfare
RatchetFoxWarfare
Feb 17
RIP Vita, 3DS, and Wii U.
That Roman Guy
That Roman Guy
Feb 17
I like how there's this news but there's still the rumour they're ending production umm HELLO???
That Roman Guy
That Roman Guy
Feb 17
an nes classic isn't like a psvita where it gets no attention
RSDJ
RSDJ
Feb 17
I don't like how Nintendo produces very little consoles.
That Roman Guy
That Roman Guy
Feb 17
Me neither :/
Chunky104
Chunky104
Feb 17
-pathetically small number of game systems.
RSDJ
RSDJ
Feb 17
Yeah... :/
Chunky104
Chunky104
Feb 17
I mean, it's one thing to manufacture a pathetically small number of an amiibo, but it's another to manufacture a-
RSDJ
RSDJ
Feb 17
It's been a problem with Nintendo since the 80's. lmao
Chunky104
Chunky104
Feb 17
Hmm... You'd think Nintendo would've learned by now.