NPD: Nintendo sold nearly 200,000 NES Classic Edition consoles in the US in Nov.
According to latest retail statistics provided by gaming industry sales tracking firm NPD Group, more than 196,000 units of Nintendo’s new NES Classic Edition console were sold in the US in November.
The new NES Classic Edition console is Nintendo’s diminutive retro console which was launched by the company on November 11. The console is priced at $60, and it includes one NES Classic Controller and 30 original NES games.
The disclosure by NPD that NES Classic Edition console sales surpassed 196,000 units in the US in November means that the console managed to achieve the noteworthy sales feat – of approximately 200,000 units sold – in less than three weeks of availability.
In other words, the NPD retail data has revealed that the sales of the NES Classic Edition console in one month was close to what the Nintendo Wii U console sold in the US in a six-month period from April to September. In the mentioned period, nearly 220,000 Wii U units were sold.
Meanwhile, with regard to the massive NES Classic Edition shortage which Nintendo is currently dealing with, Reggie Fils-Aime – President and COO of Nintendo of America – told CNET that the company is not deliberately restricting the console’s supply; and added: “Every day there’s more going into the retail channel. The overall level of demand is certainly greater than we anticipated, that’s why we’re suffering through the shortages out there in the marketplace.”