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A surprising console has made its way onto the list of top-selling consoles: the NES Classic Edition.

According to the NPD Group’s January 2017 report (via GamesBeat), the NES Classic Edition is officially selling better than the Wii U. It makes sense, since the NES Classic released to a wave of nostalgia and the Wii U is on its last legs. Still, it’s unusual for a $60 remake of an 8-bit console to be anywhere near the top-selling list, especially since the NES Classic has frequently been out of stock since its release.

In January, the NES Classic Edition was the third-best selling console. The PlayStation 4 claimed first place, with the Xbox One in second.

It’s likely that we’ll see the same, or a similar pattern, continue into February. The market will likely be shaken up a bit in March, however, when the Nintendo Switch hits shelves.

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Source: GamesBeat


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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

The NES Classic is outselling the Wii U

Nintendo's 8-bit throwback machine is keeping pace with modern console sales.

By Emma Schaefer | 02/17/2017 11:30 AM PT

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A surprising console has made its way onto the list of top-selling consoles: the NES Classic Edition.

According to the NPD Group’s January 2017 report (via GamesBeat), the NES Classic Edition is officially selling better than the Wii U. It makes sense, since the NES Classic released to a wave of nostalgia and the Wii U is on its last legs. Still, it’s unusual for a $60 remake of an 8-bit console to be anywhere near the top-selling list, especially since the NES Classic has frequently been out of stock since its release.

In January, the NES Classic Edition was the third-best selling console. The PlayStation 4 claimed first place, with the Xbox One in second.

It’s likely that we’ll see the same, or a similar pattern, continue into February. The market will likely be shaken up a bit in March, however, when the Nintendo Switch hits shelves.

Read More

Source: GamesBeat



About Emma Schaefer

view all posts

Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM