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Why is the NES Classic Edition coming back?

Not yet six months since Nintendo discontinued it, the company is bringing back the NES Classic Edition next year. This is both bizarre and totally reasonable on Nintendo’s part — the hardware sold like hotcakes, even if the company claimed surprise at its popularity.

But why would Nintendo announce this now? Why bring it back at all, if the company was comfortable with the system being a limited-time product? Here are some ideas ... with the caveat that Nintendo never seems to make decisions based on any kind of observable logic.

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stevej33639d ago

Why is the NES Classic Edition coming back?: Because it sold so fast they couldn't keep them in stock, it's common sense. /thread

GamesMaster198239d ago

The most simple and true answer anyone needs

Skankinruby39d ago

Because people saw the 'supply issues' for the the publicity stunt that it was and it pissed them off now they're just backpedaling and producing this thing like they should have from day 1.

stokedAF39d ago

They probably got an ear full from their fans and actually listened for once.

ruefrak39d ago

Why is a popular product that a lot of people wanted but few people could get going to be manufactured again? Why does Polygon write articles that clearly don't understand how the world works?

Nintendo did say it was a limited time product... after it had never said that for months and promised to sell even more of them. Le sigh.

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