There’s no denying that the NES Classic Mini console has been a huge success with demand for the system still reaching fever point. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says that the company has sold over 2 million units, but as we all know it’s going to be discontinued very, very soon. The reason for the discontinuation according to Reggie is that they have got a lot going on right now and that they don’t have unlimited resources. The retro console was also meant to be a limited edition item, so it is time for the company to discontinue it much to fans disappointment.
“We had originally planned for this to be a product for last holiday,” Fils-Aimé told TIME. “We just didn’t anticipate how incredible the response would be. Once we saw that response, we added shipments and extended the product for as long as we could to meet more of that consumer demand.”
“Even with that extraordinary level of performance, we understand that people are frustrated about not being able to find the system, and for that we really do apologize,” he said. “But from our perspective, it’s important to recognize where our future is and the key areas that we need to drive. We’ve got a lot going on right now and we don’t have unlimited resources.”