While we’re all complaining about the NES Classic Edition being canceled, people in Japan are now getting furious over the same thing happening with the Mini Famicom. While we’ve never seen one made for the U.S., Japan has had a classic edition of their own 8-bit console. (We were hoping to see one, if only for the sake of being able to use the microphone in the original Zelda game.) Now it looks like this system is getting the shelf as well, but only temporarily.
Translated from Nintendo’s Japan website, the company says “Production of this product is ending temporarily. When manufacturing resumes, we will provide information at another time on this homepage.” Much like the NES edition, this one saw extreme success in Japan and basically flew off shelves as fast as they were put there. Again, we can’t figure out why Nintendo hates money so much.