Nintendo NES Classic Edition Outsold Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4
The spotlight might be on Switch, but Nintendo is silently raking in quite a bit of sales and its not just from Switch.
While Nintendo can grin happy with the fact that they are the No.1 best selling console in US last month – they actually bagged 2 spots. According to industry tracking firm NPD, “Nintendo owned the top 2 platforms in unit sales for the month, with the Nintendo Switch at No. 1, followed by NES Classic.”
The company’s throwback retro miniconsole, the NES Classic Edition, landed just behind the Switch. That means that it outsold both Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. The nostalgic little box that looks like an NES and comes with 30 built-in games and has a $60 price tag.
The news that the NES Classic Edition, which was already nearly impossible to find, would end its production run led to a rush on the last few shipments. Now, Nintendo is done making and shipping them, and you’ll only have the chance to find an NES Classic on eBay or through other second-hand outlets.