Is The NES Mini Already A Thing Of The Past?

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Thursday!

I wasn’t too sure of what to talk about today, but then I came across an interesting article about something that I had completely forgotten about until now.


Nintendo released the NES Classic Mini, a miniature version of the original NES that was released in America way back in 1985. That’s over 30 years ago. And while we’ve been able to get our hands on those old, nostalgic games through the Wii and Wii U virtual console, Nintendo had the bright idea to create the NES Mini with 30 original titles already included in the system. The best part? It was only $60.

As soon as the NES Mini was announced, it sold out so fast that I didn’t even have enough time to type Amazon’s URL into my search bar. I was disappointed, but there would be more.


The harder I looked for it, the more I started to believe that it was all a dream. A mini version of a classic console with 30 games included into the system for only $60? I must have made it up myself.

I eventually stopped searching, forgetting about it until I came across an interesting article on My Nintendo News.

Rumor: The NES Mini Production Will End

The NES Mini was only released less than six months ago in November 2016. They didn’t make very many to begin with and now they may end production on it?

Is this because this was a special treat and they want us to go back to the virtual console, especially now that the Wii U is no more? Or maybe they don’t want it to overshadow the Nintendo Switch?

Or, with it being just a rumor, maybe this is a plot to get people to rush out and buy it if they didn’t already.

I don’t think Nintendo would do that, but I’ll admit that’s exactly what I did. When I found it that this may be my last chance to get my hands on the console, I went straight to Amazon.

And I was immediately disappointed.

Sure, the NES Mini is in stock now, but they raised the price to about $158.

Now the questions is: is it worth it?

Well, that’s up to you.

The price is a little scary, but I would love to have that mini console on display along with my other consoles. On the other hands, I’ve been putting money aside in a jar for the Switch. That alone will make my wallet cry.

With that being said, as much as I want the NES Mini, I’m not entirely sure I’ll get it.

A few days after I wrote this post, I noticed that My Nintendo News posted another mini article in regards to the rumor. They debunked it, saying it wasn’t true… Then again, it was Nintendo UK that responded.

Do you think they’ll ever end production on the NES Mini? Will you buy one now just in case, despite the price? Let me know in the comments below!

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2 thoughts on “Is The NES Mini Already A Thing Of The Past?

  1. I hope that they keep making NES Minis, since I still haven’t gotten mine. That said, they missed the boat on this one. With the Switch coming soon, I might not even get an NES Mini at this point even if it were out. Had they upped production and had more units in stock (not to mention if scalpers didn’t exist), I would have gladly picked one up within the past few months. Oh well…

    • Well, according to Nintendo UK they’re not ending production. However, I’m more concerned about the Switch right now. I would have definitely bought an NES Mini right after seeing that rumor, but they upped the price… If the Switch wasn’t so expensive, I might have splurged. But like you said: oh, well…

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